spac·ing | \ˈspā-siŋ \

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

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Examples of spacing in a Sentence

The spacing between characters should be even. the spacing of the houses was a little tight

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The shooting lineup: Quickley, Tyler Herro, Johnson, Travis, Montgomery Pros: Floor spacing would be no issue for this team with all five players capable of knocking down a 3-pointer if needed. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Who should start for Kentucky? A look at four possible 2018-19 lineups," 25 June 2018 Table spacing is generous, noise levels are manageable and everything gleams. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Glam-rich Blvd is ready for its close-up," 24 May 2018 There were several possessions from Loyola in this game that could be used for educational videos on the benefit of the extra pass — with proper Rick Majerus floor spacing, though. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Five things that make Elite Eight-bound Cinderella Loyola-Chicago such a unique contender," 22 Mar. 2018 This close spacing will allow bush peas to entwine and prop each other up. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Growing Peas Has Never Been Easier Than This," 31 Mar. 2017 Cradle Cincinnati also wants to decrease the number of unexpected pregnancies because short spacing of fewer than 12 months between pregnancies contributes to preterm birth. Anne Saker,, "How Cradle Cincinnati renews its war on Hamilton County’s infant mortality," 28 June 2018 And Minnesota could use the spacing alongside Taj Gibson and Andrew Wiggins. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Playing Matchmaker for Your Favorite NBA Free Agents," 26 June 2018 At over 90 acres, this living memorial will recall the spacing of the original layout of Camp Logan - a poetic representation of the camp. Houston Chronicle, "The rebirth of Houston’s most beloved park," 20 June 2018 But comfort isn’t the only reason spacing is important in the classroom. Kent Somers, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals' revamped offensive line talking the talk," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of spacing

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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29 Sep 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of spacing

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

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