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spatial

[spey-shuh l] /ˈspeɪ ʃəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to space.
2.
existing or occurring in space; having extension in space.
Also, spacial.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin spati(um) space + -al1
Related forms
spatiality
[spey-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌspeɪ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
spatially, adverb
nonspatial, adjective
nonspatially, adverb
nonspatiality, noun
quasi-spatial, adjective
quasi-spatially, adverb
unspatial, adjective
unspatially, adverb
unspatiality, noun
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Examples from the web for spatially
  • Link between spatially separated ions could form the basis of quantum communications.
  • The scientists speculate that this behavior may allow the animals to stay spatially oriented.
  • The basic point of entanglement is that the behavior of objects at spatially separated locations is random yet coordinated.
  • Keep in mind that astronomers must view the sky spatially in order to locate objects for observation.
  • Systems and methods are described for recording multiple spatially-heterodyned direct to digital holograms in one digital image.
British Dictionary definitions for spatially

spatial

/ˈspeɪʃəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to space
2.
existing or happening in space
Derived Forms
spatiality (ˌspeɪʃɪˈælɪtɪ) noun
spatially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for spatially

spatial

adj.

1847, from Latin spatium + adjectival suffix -al (1); formed in English as an adjective to space (n.), to go with temporal.

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spatially in Medicine

spatial spa·tial or spa·cial (spā'shəl)
adj.
Relating to space or a space.


spa'ti·al'i·ty (spā'shē-āl'ĭ-tē) n.
spa'tial·ly adv.
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