What is space?

  • (noun): (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words.
    Synonyms: quad
    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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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 ... between various star systems and engage in activities such as exploration, ground and space battles, and interstellar trading ... Originally 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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... as well as simply one's idea of personal space ...

More definitions of "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): 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): 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): The unlimited expanse in which everything is located.
    Example: "They tested his ability to locate objects in space"
  • (verb): Place at intervals.
    Example: "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"
  • (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:

    If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing. It would take us as long to recall a space of time as it took the original time to elapse, and we should never get ahead with our thinking. All recollected times undergo, accordingly, what M. Ribot calls foreshortening; and this foreshortening is due to the omission of an enormous number of facts which filled them.
    William James (1842–1910)

    Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)