space Idioms & Phrases


Absolute space

  • noun physical space independent of what occupies it
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  • (Physics), space considered without relation to material limits or objects.
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Absolute space, Euclidian space

  • etc. See under Absolute, Euclidian, etc.
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air force space command

  • noun a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations
    AFSPC.
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air space

  • noun the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
    airspace.
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Axes of coördinates in space

  • the three straight lines in which the coördinate planes intersect each other.
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blank space

  • noun a blank area
    place; space.
    • write your name in the space provided
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breathing space

  • noun a short respite
    breathing place; breather; breath; breathing time; breathing spell.
  • noun sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
    breathing room.
    • moved to the country to find breathing room
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Clearance space

  • (Steam engine), the space inclosed in one end of the cylinder, between the valve or valves and the piston, at the beginning of a stroke; waste room. It includes the space caused by the piston's clearance and the space in ports, passageways, etc. Its volume is often expressed as a certain proportion of the volume swept by the piston in a single stroke.
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crawl space

  • noun low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing
    crawlspace.
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dead-air space

  • noun an unventilated area where no air circulates
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deep space

  • noun any region in space outside the solar system
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disc space

  • noun (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
    disc space.
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disk space

  • noun (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
    disc space.
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double-space

  • verb type with a full space between lines
    double-space.
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double-spaced

  • verb type with a full space between lines
    double-space.
  • adjective satellite (of type or print) having a blank line between lines of type
    • manuscripts must be double-spaced
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double-spacing

  • noun typing that leaves alternate lines blank
  • verb type with a full space between lines
    double-space.
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enclosed space

  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    cavity.
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euclidean space

  • noun a space in which Euclid's axioms and definitions apply; a metric space that is linear and finite-dimensional
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Euclidian space

  • (Geom.), the kind of space to which the axioms and definitions of Euclid, relative to straight lines and parallel lines, apply; called also flat space, and homaloidal space.
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even spacing

  • noun regularity of spacing
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Flat space

  • . (Geom.) See Euclidian space.
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Hair space

  • noun (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters
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  • (Printing), the thinnest metal space used in lines of type.
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hilbert space

  • noun a metric space that is linear and complete and (usually) infinite-dimensional
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intergalactic space

  • noun the space between galaxies
    • the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space
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interplanetary space

  • noun the part of outer space within the solar system
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interstellar space

  • noun the space between stars
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living space

  • noun space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
    lebensraum.
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mathematical space

  • noun (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind
    mathematical space.
    • assume that the topological space is finite dimensional
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metric space

  • noun a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality
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national aeronautics and space administration

  • noun an independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight
    NASA.
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null space

  • noun a space that contains no points; and empty space
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outer space

  • noun any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
    space.
    • the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether
    • the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth
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parking space

  • noun a space where an automobile can be parked
    parking zone.
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pericardial space

  • noun the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
    pericardial cavity.
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phase space

  • noun (physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance
    • a multidimensional phase space
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pleural space

  • noun the small potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura
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Room and space

  • (Shipbuilding), the distance from one side of a rib to the corresponding side of the next rib; space being the distance between two ribs, in the clear, and room the width of a rib.
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single-spaced

  • adjective satellite (of type or print) not having a blank space between lines
    • business letters are usually single-spaced
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single-spacing

  • noun typing that does not leave lines blank
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space age

  • noun the age beginning with the first space travel; from 1957 to the present
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space bar

  • noun the bar-shaped typewriter key that introduces spaces when used
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space biology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; astrobiology.
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space cadet

  • noun someone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug)
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space capsule

  • noun a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
    capsule.
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space heater

  • noun heater consisting of a self-contained (usually portable) unit to warm a room
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space helmet

  • noun a helmet worn by astronauts while in outer space
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space laboratory

  • noun a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
    space platform; space laboratory.
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space lattice

  • noun a 3-dimensional geometric arrangement of the atoms or molecules or ions composing a crystal
    crystal lattice; Bravais lattice.
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Space line

  • (Print.), a thin piece of metal used by printers to open the lines of type to a regular distance from each other, and for other purposes; a lead. Hansard.
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space medicine

  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with the effects of space flight on human beings
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space needle

  • noun a tower 605 feet tall in Seattle; a tourist attraction
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space platform

  • noun a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
    space platform; space laboratory.
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space probe

  • noun a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere; makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observation
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space program

  • noun a technological program intended to explore outer space
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space rocket

  • noun a rocket powerful enough to travel into outer space
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Space rule

  • (Print.), a fine, thin, short metal rule of the same height as the type, used in printing short lines in tabular matter.
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space shuttle

  • noun a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere
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space station

  • noun a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
    space platform; space laboratory.
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space travel

  • noun a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere
    spacefaring; spaceflight.
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space vehicle

  • noun a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
    spacecraft; ballistic capsule.
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space walk

  • noun any kind of physical activity outside a spacecraft by one of the crew
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space writer

  • noun a writer paid by the area of the copy
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space-reflection symmetry

  • noun (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system
    parity; mirror symmetry; conservation of parity.
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space-time

  • noun the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
    space-time.
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space-time continuum

  • noun the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
    space-time.
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spaced-out

  • adjective satellite stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
    spacey; spacy.
  • adjective satellite confused or disoriented as if intoxicated through taking a drug
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storage space

  • noun the area in any structure that provides space for storage
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subarachnoid space

  • noun a space in the meninges beneath the arachnoid membrane and above the pia mater that contains the cerebrospinal fluid
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swap space

  • noun the disk space that is set aside for virtual memory
    swap file.
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topological space

  • noun (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind
    mathematical space.
    • assume that the topological space is finite dimensional
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triple-space

  • verb type with two empty spaces between lines
    triple-space.
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triple-spacing

  • noun typing that leaves two lines blank between lines of typing
  • verb type with two empty spaces between lines
    triple-space.
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visual space

  • noun the visual perception of space
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Void space

  • (Physics), a vacuum.
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