in or toward the outer parts of a solar system; away from a solar system’s star; outside of a solar system; cf. in-system adv.
Maybe I’ll just stop off on my way out-system.
Experimentum Crucis in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 95/1
We pushed on, hearing rumors, legends, hints that a vessel like the one I described had been seen once, long ago, or had visited the next world out-system, or that creatures like Srat had been found, dead, on an abandoned moon.
Spaceman! in Worlds of If June 126/1
Apollo two and Angel two were both drifting up and out-system as they orbited each other.
Iron Man, Plastic Ships in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Oct. 121
The father that Jim Parsevere had just been getting to know—after divorce had sent him a continent away, after a five-year tour of duty out-system, after still more years apart because of the old man’s stubbornness—that father would be dead for a hundred years or more by the time Jim awakened.
Faces in the Sky in Amazing Stories Jan. 54/1
Every one of them has been sent out-system in the last year. They haven’t returned.
Elysium Commission xxv. 177
H. B. Fyfe, writing as Andrew MacDuff
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from H. B. Fyfe's "Implode and Peddle".
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