What is space?

  • (verb): Place at intervals.
    Example: "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Space

Space is the boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. In mathematics, "spaces" are examined with different numbers of dimensions and with different underlying structures. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. However, disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework.

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History Of Russia - Soviet Union - The Khrushchev and Brezhnev Years
... The Soviet space program, founded by Sergey Korolev, was especially successful ... On 4 October 1957 Soviet Union launched the first space satellite Sputnik ... On 12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in the Soviet spaceship Vostok 1 ...
Ordeal In Space
... "Ordeal in Space" is a science fiction short story by Robert A ... Eternal Father, Strong to Save, dedicated "to those who venture into space," in the story ... The Roads Must Roll" "Blowups Happen" "The Man Who Sold the Moon" "Delilah and the Space Rigger" "Space Jockey" "Requiem" "The Long Watch" "Gentlemen, Be ...
Dana Rohrabacher - Political Positions - Space
... In 2000, Space.com described Rohrabacher as "a strident advocate for supremacy in space, a philosophy shaped along a winding road from libertarian activist to ...
Traveller (role-playing Game)
... Beam Piper's Space Viking, Larry Niven's Known Space, Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium, Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League and several other works of science fiction literature ... and engage in activities such as exploration, ground and space battles, and interstellar trading ... to be a system for playing generic space opera-themed science fiction adventures in much the same sense that Dungeons Dragons was a system intended for generic fantasy adventures ...
Space - In Psychology
... Psychologists analyzing the perception of space are concerned with how recognition of an object's physical appearance or its interactions are ... as well as simply one's idea of personal space ... Several space-related phobias have been identified, including agoraphobia (the fear of open spaces), astrophobia (the fear of celestial space) and claustrophobia (the fear of enclosed spaces) ...

More definitions of "space":

  • (noun): The unlimited expanse in which everything is located.
    Example: "They tested his ability to locate objects in space"
  • (noun): An area reserved for some particular purpose.
    Example: "The laboratory's floor space"
  • (noun): A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing.
    Example: "He said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
    Synonyms: blank
  • (noun): A blank area.
    Example: "Write your name in the space provided"
    Synonyms: blank space, place
  • (noun): (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words.
    Synonyms: quad
  • (noun): An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things).
    Example: "The architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
  • (noun): One of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff.
    Example: "The spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
  • (noun): The interval between two times.
    Example: "It all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
    Synonyms: distance

Famous quotes containing the word space:

    Play is a major avenue for learning to manage anxiety. It gives the child a safe space where she can experiment at will, suspending the rules and constraints of physical and social reality. In play, the child becomes master rather than subject.... Play allows the child to transcend passivity and to become the active doer of what happens around her.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)

    It is not through space that I must seek my dignity, but through the management of my thought. I shall have no more if I possess worlds.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)