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“outer space” in British English

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outer spacenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌaʊ.tə ˈspeɪs/ us /ˌaʊ.t̬ɚ ˈspeɪs/

Examples from literature

  • Does it sound unlikely that spaceships full of miners may someday travel to outer space? 
  • The film was about creatures from outer space. 
  • They meet killers, aliens from outer space, and people who want to end the world! 

(Definition of “outer space” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“outer space” in American English

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outer spacenoun [ U ]

us /ˈɑʊ·tər ˈspeɪs/

the universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere (= the air surrounding the earth).

(Definition of “outer space” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)