deep space

noun
space beyond the limits of the solar system.
Also called outer space.


Origin:
1950–55

deep-space, adjective
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deep space
 
n
any region of outer space beyond the system of the earth and moon

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deep space definition


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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Example sentences
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.
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