Definition of outer space in English:

outer space

noun

  • [mass noun] The physical universe beyond the earth's atmosphere.

    • ‘And what they find is a long sequence of prime numbers that comes to earth from outer space as a radio signal.’
    • ‘The lifting power of the water is all that is needed; it's like floating in outer space without gravity.’
    • ‘Later they showed that no material is needed for negative refraction in outer space.’
    • ‘We also realize that our planet itself is nothing more than an island in outer space.’
    • ‘It also served as an experiment on the behaviour of gas in outer space.’
    • ‘Some are lost to outer space while others enter recurring orbits around the Sun.’
    • ‘We've got all kinds of sensors and they start with people on the ground, and they go all the way up to outer space.’
    • ‘It's a story about revelation and pain in inner space, rather than adventure in outer space.’
    • ‘It might as well have come from outer space, then; it might as well be magic.’
    • ‘This prohibited nuclear testing in the atmosphere, in outer space, and underwater.’
    • ‘Huge parts of the ceiling came hurtling at them like meteors from outer space.’
    • ‘Viewed from outer space, planet Earth provides a pleasing blue and white view.’
    • ‘Human rights violations occur within a state, rather than on the high seas or in outer space outside the jurisdiction of any one state.’
    • ‘When they traveled to outer space and took pictures of the earth, they saw that it is a dark, hanging sphere.’
    • ‘Her school projects and papers were all about the stars, planets, and outer space.’
    • ‘He's come up with a new way to detect the presence of planets in outer space.’
    • ‘The ultimate mapping tool enables computer users to zoom in on any location on the planet from outer space.’
    • ‘I love to look at outer space with my telescope and look at specimens with my microscope.’
    • ‘Others are convinced that the Earth is being watched and has already been visited by creatures from outer space.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is clearly not outer space, despite the difficulty of defining the boundaries of that area.’
    universe, cosmos, world, wide world, globe, creation, solar system, galaxy, outer space
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Pronunciation:

outer space

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