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

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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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LaFleur’s scheme is predicated on disciplined spacing and timing. Andy Benoit,, "NFC North Offseason Reports: How Will the Aaron Rodgers-Matt LaFleur Marriage Work?," 12 June 2019 The diameter and spacing of the pillars modifies the optical properties of the surface locally. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Metamaterial-equipped endoscope reveals your innermost secrets," 4 Aug. 2018 Steve Kerr has been reluctant to commit to small ball in the absence of Kevin Durant, whose size allows all the advantages of playing small (speed, spacing, playmaking) and fewer of its costs. The Crossover Staff,, "NBA Finals Roundtable: Picking the Best Adjustments in Advance of Game 3," 4 June 2019 To enable that, professionals dial in a variety of factors such as selecting a tooth shape and spacing, bar size and length, and matching it all up to the saw-engine size and rpm. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 For spacing, choose 6 point for Before and After, and for Line Spacing, choose Single. Jd Sartain, PCWorld, "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint," 8 Aug. 2018 Exemptions from the spacing limit could help areas with many restaurants and bars, including along Route 59 on the border of Aurora and Naperville, and lure patrons to the Aurora side of the street, said Ald. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Video gambling brings millions to Illinois, but casino cities aren't seeing the benefits," 10 May 2018 The concept will still be about finding mismatches, creating effective spacing and playing faster before the defense can get set. Bob Ford,, "Sixers need to find positionless players to position themselves for future | Bob Ford," 21 May 2018 That might also explain the regular spacing between the mounds. Kenneth Chang, The Seattle Times, "Metropolis of 200 million termite mounds was hidden in plain sight," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of spacing

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of spacing was in 1711

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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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