What is space?

  • (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"
    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 ... 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 ... Father, Strong to Save, dedicated "to those who venture into space," in the story ... Blowups Happen" "The Man Who Sold the Moon" "Delilah and the Space Rigger" "Space Jockey" "Requiem" "The Long Watch" "Gentlemen, Be Seated!" "The Black Pits of Luna" "It's Great to Be Back ...
Space - In Psychology
... Psychologists first began to study the way space is perceived in the middle of the 19th century ... Psychologists analyzing the perception of space are concerned with how recognition of an object's physical appearance or its interactions are perceived ... to hunting and self preservation as well as simply one's idea of personal space ...
Dana Rohrabacher - Political Positions - Space
... Rohrabacher was chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics from 1997 to January 2005 and has been active on space-related issues ... 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 White ...
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 ... in activities such as exploration, ground and space battles, and interstellar trading ... Traveller was intended 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 ...

More definitions of "space":

  • (noun): (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words.
    Synonyms: quad
  • (noun): A blank area.
    Example: "Write your name in the space provided"
    Synonyms: blank space, place
  • (verb): Place at intervals.
    Example: "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"
  • (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): The interval between two times.
    Example: "It all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
    Synonyms: distance
  • (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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word space:

    Mere human beings can’t afford to be fanatical about anything.... Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.
    Storm Jameson (1891–1986)

    I would have broke mine eye-strings, cracked them, but
    To look upon him, till the diminution
    Of space had pointed him sharp as my needle;
    Nay, followed him till he had melted from
    The smallness of a gnat to air, and then
    Have turned mine eye and wept.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When Paul Bunyan’s loggers roofed an Oregon bunkhouse with shakes, fog was so thick that they shingled forty feet into space before discovering they had passed the last rafter.
    State of Oregon, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)