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space British & World English

A continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied

space English Thesaurus

there was not enough space for them all

commercial space in space British & World English

An area rented or sold as business premises

space age British & World English

The era starting when the exploration of space became possible

space bar British & World English

A long key on a typewriter or computer keyboard for making a space between words

crawl space British & World English

An area of limited height under a floor or roof, giving access to wiring and plumbing

crush space British & World English

Space in a motor vehicle between occupants and a point of impact that can absorb some of the shock of collision

deep space British & World English

Another term for outer space.

free space British & World English

Space unoccupied by matter or, more particularly, containing no electromagnetic or gravitational field and used as a reference

green space British & World English

An area of grass, trees, or other vegetation set apart for recreational or aesthetic purposes in an otherwise urban environment

hair space British & World English

A very thin space between letters or words

inner space British & World English

The region between the earth and outer space, or below the surface of the sea

outer space British & World English

The physical universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere

phase space British & World English

A multidimensional space in which each axis corresponds to one of the coordinates required to specify the state of a physical system, all the coordinates being thus represented so that a point in the space corresponds to a state of the system

space cadet British & World English

A trainee astronaut

space frame British & World English

A three-dimensional structural framework which is designed to behave as an integral unit and to withstand loads applied at any point

space group British & World English

Any of 230 symmetry groups used to classify crystal structures

space junk British & World English

Disused satellites and other man-made debris in orbit around the earth

space opera British & World English

A novel, film, or television programme set in outer space, typically of a simplistic and melodramatic nature

space race British & World English

The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration

space shot British & World English

The launch of a spacecraft and its subsequent progress in space

space-time British & World English

The concepts of time and three-dimensional space regarded as fused in a four-dimensional continuum

space warp British & World English

An imaginary or hypothetical distortion of space-time that enables space travellers to travel faster than light or otherwise make journeys contrary to the laws of physics

wall space British & World English

Space on the surface of an interior wall, regarded as an area for displaying pictures or similar items

double-space British & World English

Type or format with a full space between lines

Hilbert space British & World English

An infinite-dimensional analogue of Euclidean space

picture space British & World English

The apparent space behind the picture plane of a painting, created by perspective and other techniques

sample space British & World English

The range of values of a random variable

space blanket British & World English

A light metal-coated sheet designed to retain heat, originally developed for use in space travel

space capsule British & World English

A small spacecraft or the part of a larger one that contains the instruments or crew

space charge British & World English

A collection of particles with a net electric charge occupying a region, either in free space or in a device

space density British & World English

The frequency of occurrence of stars, particles, or other celestial objects, per specified volume of space

space flight British & World English

A journey through space

space heater British & World English

A self-contained appliance for heating an enclosed space within a building

space lattice British & World English

A regular, indefinitely repeated array of points in three dimensions in which the points lie at the intersections of three sets of parallel equidistant planes

space rocket British & World English

A rocket designed to travel through space or to launch a spacecraft

space-saving British & World English

Occupying little space; enabling the available space to be used economically

space shuttle British & World English

A rocket-launched spacecraft able to land like an unpowered aircraft, used to make repeated journeys between the earth and space

space station British & World English

A large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space

space tourism British & World English

The practice of travelling into space for recreational purposes

space travel British & World English

Travel through outer space

space weather British & World English

Natural processes in space that can affect the near-earth environment, satellites, and space travel, such as magnetospheric disturbances solar coronal events

vector space British & World English

A space consisting of vectors, together with the associative and commutative operation of addition of vectors, and the associative and distributive operation of multiplication of vectors by scalars

breathing space British & World English

An opportunity to pause, relax, or decide what to do next

personal space British & World English

The physical space immediately surrounding someone, into which encroachment can feel threatening or uncomfortable

space telescope British & World English

An astronomical telescope that operates in space by remote control, to avoid interference by the earth’s atmosphere

topological space British & World English

A space which has an associated family of subsets that constitute a topology. The relationships between members of the space are mathematically analogous to those between points in ordinary two- and three-dimensional space

waste of space British & World English

A person regarded as useless or incompetent

watch this space British & World English

Further developments are expected and more information will be given later

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