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space

noun

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1 an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing
  • how much space will you need for the art project?

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2 an indefinite but usually short period of time
  • in the space of a few minutes the room had filled up

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3 an incomplete or deficient area
  • the cancellation created a huge space in the dentist's schedule for that day

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4 an allowable margin of freedom or variation
  • the children should be given some space to express themselves in their schoolwork

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The first known use of space was in the 14th century

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“Space.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/space. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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