spacing

noun

Definition of spacing

  1. 1a :  the act of providing with spaces or placing at intervalsb :  an arrangement in space

  2. 2a :  a limited extent :  spaceb :  the distance between any two objects in a usually regularly arranged series

Examples of spacing in a sentence

  1. The spacing between characters should be even.

  2. <the spacing of the houses was a little tight>

1683

First Known Use of spacing

1683


SPACING Defined for English Language Learners

spacing

noun

Definition of spacing for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of space between letters, words, or lines on a printed page



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