let·​ter·​spac·​ing | \ ˈle-tər-ˌspā-siŋ How to pronounce letterspacing (audio) \
variants: or letter spacing
plural letterspacings or letter spacings

Definition of letterspacing

1 : insertion of space between the letters of a word
2 : the standard distance between adjacent characters (as in composed text) : tracking — compare kerning

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As a quick example, the letterspacing is a little weird around the number 1. Kjell Reigstad, Longreads, "Art Director Kjell Reigstad on How We Refined Longreads’ Typography and Logo," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of letterspacing

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of letterspacing was in 1884

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to make a temporary encampment

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