spac·​ing | \ ˈspā-siŋ How to pronounce spacing (audio) \

Definition of spacing

1a : the act of providing with spaces or placing at intervals
b : an arrangement in space
2a : a limited extent : space
b : the distance between any two objects in a usually regularly arranged series

Examples of spacing in a Sentence

The spacing between characters should be even. the spacing of the houses was a little tight
Recent Examples on the Web As the technology to improve the spacing between aircraft, fly more direct, and hold less often improves, the carbon emissions will naturally decrease using any aircraft or fuel type. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 6 June 2022 One way to organize a cluster is by keeping the spacing between pieces consistent; another is to line up the tops, bottoms or sides of several pieces. New York Times, 14 Dec. 2021 Keep good spacing between the limbs by removing or shortening entangling shoots and that is all needed for apple trees. Tom Maccubbin,, 4 Dec. 2021 Employers are subject to thousands of pages of OSHA regulations that prescribe everything from the spacing between ladder rungs to whether employees may wear wedding rings. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2021 Other steps being taken include providing cashless options to buy tickets, moving hospitality seating outdoors and increasing spacing between popular special-shape balloons inside the park, officials said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2021 Typically most teams don’t play double-big due to lack of spacing, but his 3-point shooting isn’t just a mirage. Shreyas Laddha,, 9 Jan. 2022 Lowry, Butler, Tucker and Adebayo form the backbone of the league's fourth-best defense, but questions remain about Miami's offensive spacing and half-court creation. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 While the courthouse still has strict spacing and masking policies, Washington, DC's citywide indoor mask requirement ends on Tuesday. Katelyn Polantz, Cnn Reporter, CNN, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spacing

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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19 Jun 2022

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“Spacing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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