white space


Definition of white space 

: the areas of a page without print or pictures

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In contrast to white spaces, police are thoroughly entrenched in the lives of youths of color and the institutional fabric of their neighborhoods. Vesla Mae Weaver, Vox, "The Kavanaugh hearings show who we afford a second chance and who we don’t," 28 Sep. 2018 Boreal Europe stems from the myth that Europeans are of Aryan and polar descent and is used to envision an ethnically white space north of the line from Gibraltar to Vladivostok. chicagotribune.com, "The new Dutch disease is white nationalism," 20 Mar. 2018 And because so much of America remains divided along racial lines, black people who enter white spaces are often viewed with suspicion. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "A black 12-year-old was mowing a lawn. So someone called the police.," 2 July 2018 The black and white photos, combined with the confident use of white space works well with the touch of color in the headline. USA TODAY, "Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lead 2017 USA TODAY Network journalism awards," 7 Mar. 2018 Technology and manufacturing firms are among those expected to fill the raw white space and to create 1,000 jobs paying $50,000 or more. Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, "100,000 New Jobs for New York: Will Enough Go to Poorer Workers?," 19 June 2018 Designed by Cleveland architect John Williams of Process Creative Studios, the new gallery is a series of crisp, white spaces inserted into a late 19th-century factory built with sturdy brick facades, thick walls and stout wood columns. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Cleveland featured in premiere of Travel Channel's 'Eat, Drink, Haggle' with Lara Spencer," 21 Apr. 2018 Williams infiltrates white spaces on a daily basis. refinery29.com, "Being Serena Lets A Black Woman Address Women Having "It All"," 24 May 2018 Focus on what lights a fire inside of you and use that passion to fill a white space. Colleen Leahey Mckeegan, Marie Claire, "Kendra Scott, Jewelry Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, on How She Built a Billion-Dollar Business," 28 Mar. 2018

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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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