Subject: Dimensions

Other realms of existence: dimensions, planes, universes, etc.

Word Definition
alternate reality n. (1950) = alternate world n.
alternate universe n. (1950) = alternate world n.
alternate world n. (1944) one of many possible universes, which may have different physical laws or a different history than our own
alternative reality n. (1941) = alternate world n.
alternative universe n. (1944) = alternate world n.
alternative world n. (1943) = alternate world n.
continuum n. (1938) a universe; dimension n.
dimension n. (1896) a universe coexistent with our own, but which cannot be perceived or accessed by ordinary means and which often possesses different physical laws; cf. alternate world n., parallel universe n., plane n.
dimensional adj. (1931) between dimensions; joining dimensions
gate n. (1931) a matter transmission device, esp. a portal or device through which a being, spaceship, etc. may be (instantaneously) transported to another point in space or time, or into another dimension
gateway n. (1933) a portal allowing travel or communication between dimensions, alternate universes, etc.; gate n.
hyperspace n. (1928) a dimension or other theoretical region that coexists with our own but typically has different physical laws, esp. such a region that allows an object to travel through it such that the total journey occurs at faster-than-light speeds; cf. hyperdrive n.
hyperspatial adj. (1934) in or relating to hyperspace n.
multiversal adj. (1963) of or pertaining to a multiverse
multiverse n. 1 (1963) a space or realm of being consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one
omniverse n. (1948) all universes collectively; cf. multiverse n. 1
other-dimensional adj. (1934) of or from another dimension
parallel universe n. (1923) a universe conceived of as existing alongside our own, having many similarities to it but usually differing from it in some significant way (as having a different history or different physical laws)
parallel world n. (1931) a world that exists alongside or in addition to the known world; = parallel universe n.
plane n. (1927) = dimension n.
pocket universe n. (1946) a universe or reality completely separate from ours which is much smaller, may have different natural laws, and may be artificially created
probability world n. (1943) an alternate universe, viewed as one of many such which have differing probabilities of existing
tesseract n. (1962) in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time: a means of travelling through space by manipulating the dimensions of spacetime
transdimensional adj. (1931) designating movement between dimensions; involving more than one dimension