|n.||1.||(Geom.) A mathematical space having more than three dimensions. It is a mathematical construct and is not intended to represent the structure of the common physical space in which matter exists.|
|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.