Definition of spatial in English:


(also spacial)

Pronunciation /ˈspāSHəl/ /ˈspeɪʃəl/

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  • Relating to or occupying space.

    ‘the spatial distribution of population’
    • ‘a mouse's spatial memory’
    • ‘Eventually they realised this was caused by limited physical spatial hand activity.’
    • ‘The spatial qualities of sound can be exploited heavily to define an environment.’
    • ‘Also, left-handed men and women are likely to have less well developed spacial awareness, suggesting that they may be more prone to accidents such as car crashes.’
    • ‘Her work requires vast material accumulations that are vividly tactile and spatial.’
    • ‘The entire urban economy becomes distorted, as does the spatial structure of cities.’


Mid 19th century from Latin spatium ‘space’+ -al.