|“||The world of men and of the gods of men is merely an infinitesimal phase of an infinitesimal thing—the three-dimensional phase of that small wholeness reached by the First Gate, where ’Umr at-Tawil dictates dreams to the Ancient Ones. Though men hail it as reality and brand thoughts of its many-dimensioned original as unreality, it is in truth the very opposite. That which we call substance and reality is shadow and illusion, and that which we call shadow and illusion is substance and reality.||„|
|~ Through the Gates of the Silver Key, H.P. Lovecraft|
Outerverse is a term coined within this wiki to refer to any reality that transcends all concepts of dimensions.
For a more in-depth analysis, outerversal realities are those whose nature is conceptually different from time and space (of any size and complexity), that is, they are completely transcendental in relation to physics. They can be described as a meta-abstraction, which makes them completely non-physical in relation to a higher dimensional reality. An outerverse can be the "background" for a dimensional reality of any size and complexity.
An outerverse can also be in line with the concept of "Beyond Reality" in which its nature is not only different, but also conceptually superior to the concept of dimension as some formless, transcendental plane above all structures or locked completely outside the dimensional reality, of any size or complexity, that is, even an infinite-dimensional hyperverse would be nonexistent in comparison to them.
In fact, to truly qualify for this term, the definition or application of a given cosmological structure must be very specific. Being beyond infinite-dimensional structures is not enough to qualify as an outerverse. Furthermore an outerverse is typically inexplicable, with no current scientific theories explaining exactly what a beyond-dimensional structure is. These realities can also lack any form of binary concepts altogether, so any portrayal of an "outerverse" is strictly artistic.
Outerverse is not our equivalent to the term Omniverse and it is incorrect to consider mentions of omniverses or "the Omniverse" as outerversal/"1-A" or higher tiers.
A transcendent reality such as a mental or spiritual realm are not to be considered as synonomous with the outerverse term. These realms are likely "side-by-side" with any dimensional reality still existing within dimensional space, just not within its normal space. Simply put, there can be transcendent realms of space and time, but these are by no means outerverses unless explicity shown to be indescribably beyond any dimensional structure.
A zero-dimensional singularity may be non-dimensional, but is still part of the concept of a dimension, therefore they are not outerversal in any form and are qualitatively inferior.