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deep space

space beyond the limits of the solar system.
Also called outer space.
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deep-space, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for deep space
  • Not all alien species are from deep space, and not all alien invasions raise a ruckus.
  • Helium gas exhausted to the atmosphere bubbles irrecoverably into deep space.
  • Already robot explorers paddle in the nearer waters of deep space, and doubtless their successors will go further.
  • The spaceship could carry astronauts into deep space.
  • The observatory remains one of the premiere deep space research sites in the world.
  • Now, from deep space, the two craft continue to return data.
  • The camera also found hydrogen in deep space, which led to new ideas about the birth of stars in the universe.
  • But even if not, having a big, inhabitable ship in deep space would be wonderfully useful.
  • High-energy radiation from deep space may be burning a hole in our ozone layer.
  • Energetic protons from deep space continuously bombard our planet and strike atoms in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for deep space

deep space

any region of outer space beyond the system of the earth and moon
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deep space in Technology

1. The notional location of any program that has gone off the trolley. Especially used of programs that just sit there silently grinding long after either failure or some output is expected. "Uh oh. I should have had a prompt ten seconds ago. The program's in deep space somewhere." Compare buzz, catatonic, hyperspace.
2. The metaphorical location of a human so dazed and/or confused or caught up in some esoteric form of bogosity that he or she no longer responds coherently to normal communication.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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