head·​space | \ ˈhed-ˌspās How to pronounce headspace (audio) \

Definition of headspace

1 : the volume above a liquid or solid in a closed container The demonstrator suggests that the slow leakage of hydrogen from the balloons … allowed for the accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen in the bag's headspace.Chemical and Engineering News To process sauce, immediately ladle hot sauce into hot, clean half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.Better Homes and Gardens
2 : vertical space in which to stand, sit, or move : headroom The sleeping area [of a tiny house] looks restful and thanks to the curved roof, probably has more headspace than most …— Kimberly Mok
3 informal : mind-set, frame of mind "It's difficult to tell how people have changed," says Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien. "But Thom's been in a better headspace for quite a few years."— Brian Raftery

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With Mercury in your house of personal resources, finances, and self-esteem included, getting your money organized can occupy a considerable amount of headspace in the weeks to come. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Gemini Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 Gellar was in a bad headspace after Williams' death, and decided to rethink her priorities. Colleen Leahey Mckeegan, Marie Claire, "Sarah Michelle Gellar's Second Act? Disrupting the Food Industry," 18 Apr. 2017 Would the two be conducive to the headspace required for that kind of song? Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Okkervil River on Autobiographical Song 'Famous Tracheotomies': 'There's Certainly a Gratitude for Being Alive'," 16 Apr. 2018 Talking, cuddling, and discussing everything that transpired will help get you both in the right headspace. Gigi Engle, SELF, "7 Things You Should Absolutely Do Next Time You Go Down on Someone With a Vagina," 14 Sep. 2018 Guests mingled over cocktails while photographer Brantley Gutierrez played time travel, taking guests into a 1960s-inspired photo studio to really capture the essence of Chung’s headspace, where rock ’n’ roll and glamour come together perfectly. Cameron Bird, Vogue, "Alexa Chung and Her Los Angeles Muses Celebrate Her Latest Collection," 27 July 2018 Both women gave measured responses to the instant barrage of queries about their headspace this week. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Will Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski Save the Supreme Court?," 28 June 2018 There’s also an internal storage shelf area of two square feet that can be configured on either the right or the left of your headspace for maximum convenience. Rebecca Straus, Sunset, "10 Super-Comfy Camping Hammocks," 22 Jan. 2018 Honnold and Caldwell climbed the Nose yesterday, intentionally moving at a more casual pace to get a feel for how the deaths affected their headspace. Matt Skenazy, Outside Online, "Caldwell and Honnold Break the Nose Record. Again.," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of headspace

1895 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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