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the unlimited or incalculably great three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur.
the portion or extent of this in a given instance; extent or room in three dimensions:
the space occupied by a body.
extent or area in two dimensions; a particular extent of surface:
to fill out blank spaces in a document.
Fine Arts.

the designed and structured surface of a picture:
In Mondrian’s later work he organized space in highly complex rhythms.
the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface.

outer space.
deep space.
a seat, berth, or room on a train, airplane, etc.
a place available for a particular purpose:
a parking space.
linear distance; a particular distance:
trees separated by equal spaces.
Mathematics. a system of objects with relations between the objects defined.
extent, or a particular extent, of time:
a space of two hours.
an interval of time; a while:
After a space he continued his story.
an area or interval allowed for or taken by advertising, as in a periodical, on the radio, etc.
Music. the interval between two adjacent lines of the staff.
an interval or blank area in text:
a space between the letters.
Printing. one of the blank pieces of metal, less than type-high, used to separate words, sentences, etc.
Telegraphy. an interval during the transmitting of a message when the key is not in contact.
radio or television broadcast time allowed or available for a program, advertisement, etc.
freedom or opportunity to express oneself, resolve a personal difficulty, be alone, etc.; allowance, understanding, or noninterference:
Right now, you can help by giving me some space.
verb (used with object), spaced, spacing.
to fix the space or spaces of; divide into spaces.
to set some distance apart.
Printing, Writing.

to separate (words, letters, or lines) by spaces.
to extend by inserting more space or spaces (usually followed by out).

of, relating to, or concerned with outer space or deep space:
a space mission.
designed for or suitable to use in the exploration of outer space or deep space:
space tools; specially packaged space food for astronauts.
the unlimited three-dimensional expanse in which all material objects are located related adjective spatial
an interval of distance or time between two points, objects, or events
a blank portion or area

unoccupied area or room: there is no space for a table
(in combination): space-saving, related adjective spacious

freedom to do what a person wishes to for his or her own personal development

the region beyond the earth’s atmosphere containing the other planets of the solar system, stars, galaxies, etc; universe
(as modifier): a space probe, space navigation


the region beyond the earth’s atmosphere occurring between the celestial bodies of the universe. The density is normally negligible although cosmic rays, meteorites, gas clouds, etc, can occur. It can be divided into cislunar space (between the earth and moon), interplanetary space, interstellar space, and intergalactic space
(as modifier): a space station, a space simulator

a seat or place, as on a train, aircraft, etc

a piece of metal, less than type-high, used to separate letters or words in hot-metal printing
any of the gaps used to separate letters, words, or lines in photocomposition, desktop publishing, etc

(music) any of the gaps between the lines that make up the staff
(maths) a collection of unspecified points having properties that obey a specified set of axioms: Euclidean space
(telegraphy) Also called spacing. the period of time that separates complete letters, digits, and other characters in Morse code
verb (transitive)
to place or arrange at intervals or with spaces between
to divide into or by spaces: to space one’s time evenly
(printing) to separate (letters, words, or lines) by the insertion of spaces

space (spās)
A particular area, extent, or cavity of the body.

The region of the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere. ◇ The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space. ◇ The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space. ◇ The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space.

The familiar three-dimensional region or field of everyday experience.

Mathematics A mathematical object, typically a set of sets, that is usually structured to define a range across which variables or other objects (such as a coordinate system) can be defined.

so what else is new

The space character, ASCII 32.
See octal forty.


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