# hyperspace

## hyperspace

[hahy-per-speys]
noun Mathematics.
a Euclidean space of dimension greater than three.

Origin:
1865–70; hyper- + space

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 hyperspace (ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪs) —n 1. maths space having more than three dimensions: often used to describe a multi-dimensional environment 2. (in science fiction) a theoretical dimension within which conventional space-time relationship does not apply hyperspatial —adj

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Word Origin & History

hyperspace
"space of more than three dimensions," 1867, from hyper- + space (n.). A hybrid; correctly formed it would be superspace.
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### hyperspace definition

/hi:'per-spays/ A memory location that is *far* away from where the program counter should be pointing, often inaccessible because it is not even mapped in. (Compare jump off into never-never land.)
This usage is from the SF notion of a spaceship jumping "into hyperspace", that is, taking a shortcut through higher-dimensional space - in other words, bypassing this universe. The variant "east hyperspace" is recorded among CMU and Bliss hackers.
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-23)

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Example sentences
Hyperspace travel using hidden dimensions that have yet to be sensed would fall
into this category.
In hyperspace co-dimensions the speed of light has a different value depending
on the physics constants of the dimension.
If such center exists, it is in the higher dimension hyperspace.
With each foray into hyperspace something new is added to the craft, the orbits
widen, the technical manuals expand.
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