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hyperspace


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyperspace  \Hy"per*space\,  n.  [Pref.  hyper-  +  space.]  (Geom.) 
  An  imagined  space  having  more  than  three  dimensions. 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hyperspace  /hi:'per-spays/  n.  A  memory  location  that  is  _far_ 
  away  from  where  the  program  counter  should  be  pointing,  especially 
  a  place  that  is  inaccessible  because  it  is  not  even  mapped  in  by  the 
  virtual-memory  system.  "Another  core  dump  --  looks  like  the  program 
  jumped  off  to  hyperspace  somehow."  (Compare  {jump  off  into  never-never 
  land}.)  This  usage  is  from  the  SF  notion  of  a  spaceship  jumping  `into 
  hyperspace',  that  is  taking  a  shortcut  through  higher-dimensional  space 
  --  in  other  words  bypassing  this  universe.  The  variant  `east  hyperspace' 
  is  recorded  among  CMU  and  Bliss  hackers. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hyperspace 
 
  /hi:'per-spays/  A  memory  location  that  is  *far*  away  from 
  where  the  {program  counter}  should  be  pointing,  often 
  inaccessible  because  it  is  not  even  mapped  in  (Compare  {jump 
  off  into  never-never  land}.) 
 
  This  usage  is  from  the  SF  notion  of  a  spaceship  jumping  "into 
  hyperspace",  that  is  taking  a  shortcut  through 
  higher-dimensional  space  -  in  other  words  bypassing  this 
  universe.  The  variant  "east  hyperspace"  is  recorded  among 
  {CMU}  and  {Bliss}  hackers. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-23)