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1. A fictional device allowing a spaceship to travel faster than the speed of light, especially by passing through hyperspace.
2. Informal A state of heightened activity or concentration.

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While up in space, Allen also triggers an e-mail and video that tell the world how to build these portable hyperdrives "on the cheap.
This is all within a week of the original maiden voyage of the hyperdrive.
Unlike hyperdrives, sublight drives cannot bring a spacecraft to exceed the speed of light.
Hyperdrive is a technology, which allows a spacecraft to enter hyperspace, an alternate dimension where travel at many times the speed of light ceases to be an impossibility.
The hyperdrive in "Star Wars" gets its punch from fusion--an exotic propulsion technology being developed at Marshall.