white space


Definition of white space

: the areas of a page without print or pictures

Examples of white space in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The layout is clean, and there is lots of white space for my sticky notes and doodles. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "How This Day Designer Planner Helps Me Feel Like a Real Person," 20 Oct. 2020 It’s not a picture book; the company’s books deliver their messages through creative use of type and white space. oregonlive, "Meet A Kids Book About, a Portland publisher that aims to help families talk about challenging topics," 13 Oct. 2020 Given that tennis is historically, and currently, a largely white space, Osaka championing equality and reform in such an upfront manner is especially important and powerful. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Naomi Osaka’s Post-Match Hairstyle Is More Important Than You Think," 14 Sep. 2020 Models in utilitarian black combat gear, with chains and visors, push a tray of surgeon's tools through a sanitized white space to unnerving Hitchcockian music. Thomas Adamson, Star Tribune, "Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins," 29 Sep. 2020 One of my clips, retrieved from my paper's library as a photocopy, had a word handwritten atop it in the middle of a big white space. The Washington Post, "Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten," 18 Aug. 2020 The writing is stream of consciousness and has the trappings of a narrative poem — lots of white space and italics, can’t recall seeing a period in the entirety of the novel — and melds the character’s exterior and interior worlds. Nneka Mcguire, Washington Post, "‘Little Scratch’ drops readers into the reality of a distressed mind," 18 Aug. 2020 The discussion shone a light on the entertainment world's history of singling out certain Black actresses as examples of diversity in an otherwise wholly-white space while simultaneously restricting their opportunities. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "This Old Video Of Viola Davis Is Going Viral For All The Right Reasons," 2 July 2020 So fill that white space with other meaningful stuff. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Summer internships have dried up because of the pandemic. Here's how to get ahead without one," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of white space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white space was in 1946

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Last Updated

26 Oct 2020

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“White space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20space. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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