white space


Definition of white space

: the areas of a page without print or pictures

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Fiber optic cable will be installed where practical, wireless networks will be used where geography allows and, in the most remote areas, gaps will be filled by employing unused broadcast frequencies between TV channels known as TV white spaces. Julie Carr Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Microsoft initiative to bring broadband to 815,000 people in rural Illinois, Indiana, Ohio," 9 July 2019 Nature is massive: Human forms are diminutive when measured against Dungo’s spare representations of starry skylines, butterflies, mountain ranges and, primarily, the ocean, a striking and dense blue against the panels’ abundant white space. Dominic Umile, Los Angeles Times, "Review: A lover of surfing, AJ Dungo finds connection and solace in ‘In Waves’," 9 Aug. 2019 The generous allotment of white space in the daily strips originated not from design but from necessity. Nicole Rudick, The New Yorker, "How “Peanuts” Created a Space for Thinking," 6 Aug. 2019 Wolfgang Puck’s steak-centric restaurant is appropriately sleek for the setting, housed in a modern, all-white space designed by Getty Center architect Richard Meier. Patricia Escárcega, latimes.com, "Beyond Spago, exploring Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. empire at Cut and Chinois on Main," 27 June 2019 Black students competed against each other and cultural stereotypes in predominantly white spaces. Joshua Burrell, baltimoresun.com, "Joshua Burrell: Growing up black in Columbia," 1 Aug. 2019 The Tijuana-style taco operation debuted late last year, quickly growing from its spot on a Hollywood sidewalk to multiple restaurant residencies and now, this small red-and-white space. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Tacos 1986 opens in DTLA; Goat Mafia drops in on Echo Park," 24 June 2019 DC Blox says the building opening today is the first phase of the data center, with 18,000 square feet of white space and 13,000 square feet of office space, with conference rooms, demo space, hoteling cubes and workstations. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al.com, "DC Blox opens Birmingham data center," 11 July 2019 Bernhardt, dressed in the style of Byzantine nobility, was flanked by white spaces, as though she had stepped out of the ether. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How Posters Became Art," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of white space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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