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deep space

[¦dēp ′spās]
(astronomy)
Space beyond the gravitational influence of the earth.

deep space

(1)
The notional location of any program that has gone off the trolley. Especially used of programs that just sit there silently grinding long after either failure or some output is expected. "Uh oh. I should have had a prompt ten seconds ago. The program's in deep space somewhere." Compare buzz, catatonic, hyperspace.

deep space

(2)
The metaphorical location of a human so dazed and/or confused or caught up in some esoteric form of bogosity that he or she no longer responds coherently to normal communication.
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Launched in June, the deep space atomic clock is hosted on a spacecraft provided by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems of Englewood, Colorado.
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