# Definition:Space

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## Disambiguation

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**Space** may refer to:

A **space** in mathematics is a synonym for set, usually with some other additional properties that make it more useful for study.

- Also see aggregate, which has a similar sort of connotation, but vaguer.

## Intuitive

**Space** is a word used to mean ordinary space, that is, the universe we live in.

The intuitive belief is that space is 3-dimensional and therefore isomorphic to the real vector space $\R^3$.

## Source

- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**space**