double-space

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verb dou·ble-space \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈspās \

Definition of double-space

transitive verb
:to type (text) leaving alternate lines blank
intransitive verb
:to type on every other line

First Known Use of double-space

circa 1937


DOUBLE-SPACE Defined for English Language Learners

double-space

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verb

Definition of double-space for English Language Learners

  • : to write or type (a paper, letter, etc.) so that each line of words is followed by a line without words


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