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1. Space that has four or more dimensions.
2. A fictional space in which laws of physics may be circumvented allowing faster-than-light travel or time travel.


1. (Mathematics) maths space having more than three dimensions: often used to describe a multi-dimensional environment
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in science fiction) a theoretical dimension within which conventional space-time relationship does not apply
hyperspatial adj


(ˈhaɪ pərˌspeɪs)

1. space having more than three dimensions.
2. (in science fiction) a non-Euclidean dimension that serves as a means of circumventing normal space-time relationships.
hy`per•spa′tial (-ˈspeɪ ʃəl) adj.
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Now, while one might pursue a libertarian stance and hold this as evidence against hyperspace, I take it to point out that, if the hyperspace hypothesis is correct, the challenges of accommodating agency in a hyperspatial world are more pressing than one might initially suspect.
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