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Definition of outer space in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The physical universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere.
Example sentences
  • Viewed from outer space, planet Earth provides a pleasing blue and white view.
  • And what they find is a long sequence of prime numbers that comes to earth from outer space as a radio signal.
  • The atmosphere is clearly not outer space, despite the difficulty of defining the boundaries of that area.

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