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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

What is a "vast space"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "vast" is a relative term, a comparative term, indicating that something is large compared to something else, usually a more standard or typical measure.

    "very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially in extent or range <vast knowledge> <a vast expanse> " (Merriam-Webster's on-line dictionary)

    so you could talk about the vast space between atomic nuclei, vast spaces in contemporary sports arenas and concert halls, vast spaces of the uninhabited deserts, vast spaces in the minds some of our politicians, or vast spaces between galaxies. All are very different in type and scale, but all are reasonable uses, in that all are very large spaces compared to the typical measure of space in each context.

  • 1 decade ago

    Or it could be a huge, immense, very great CROWDED area.

    Space: A continuous unlimited area or expanse which may or may not contain objects, etc.; an interval between points or objects; an empty area or room.

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