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outer space

n.
Any region of space beyond limits determined with reference to the boundaries of a celestial body or system, especially:
a. The region of space immediately beyond Earth's atmosphere.
b. Interplanetary or interstellar space.
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outer space

n
(Astronomy) (not in technical usage) any region of space beyond the atmosphere of the earth
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out′er space′


n.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outer space - any location outside the Earth's atmosphereouter space - any location outside the Earth's atmosphere; "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"
location - a point or extent in space
infinite, space - the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the boundless regions of the infinite"
interplanetary space - the part of outer space within the solar system
interstellar space - the space between stars
intergalactic space - the space between galaxies; "the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space"
deep space - any region in space outside the solar system
aerospace - the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
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Translations
ulkoavaruus
espace extra-atmosphérique
mimozemský priestor
vesolje

outer space

nder Weltraum
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outer space

nspazio cosmico
a creature from outer space → un/una extraterrestre m/f
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References in classic literature ?
Yet this strangest of all things that ever came to earth from outer space must have fallen while I was sitting there, visible to me had I only looked up as it passed.
"The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the MoU signed between India and Bolivia on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes," read a press release.
Tunisia established the National Commission of Outer Space in 1984 and the National Centre of Cartography and Remote Sensing in 1988, as part of a plan to coordinate the nation's outer space programs and improve the uptake of satellite data for national development.
The development and protection of international space law, the peaceful use of the outer space without discrimination, the exploitation of small satellites and fair access to the Earth's orbit are among the issues which are raised in this committee, he said.
'Pakistan and Russia have reiterated their commitment to refrain from the threat or use of force in outer space activities.
'The use of force against space-based objects, the development and deployment of anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems and their integration into space assets have added worrying dimensions to the issues relating to outer space.'
It said the outer space was being used by an increasing number of states and Pakistan consistently highlighted the risks of weaponization which threatened the long term sustainability of peaceful space activities.
According to the statement, Pakistan and Russia share a common position on the prevention of arms race in outer space and work collectively in various international fora towards that goal.
"We hope that countries which have in the past strongly condemned demonstration of similar capabilities by others will be prepared to work towards developing international instruments to prevent military threats relating to outer space.
The treaty, first adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 19 1966, provides the basic framework on international space law - such as the exploration and use of outer space in the interest of all countries.
The 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) was established to preserve outer space as a global commons to be used by all for peaceful purposes.