proportional spacing

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proportional spacing
 
n
a feature of some typewriters and other output devices whereby the space allotted to each character is determined by the width of the character

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Main Entry:  proportional spacing
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the use of added spaces to make printed matter fill columns up to the margins
Example:  Most people generally find proportional spacing nicer-looking and easier to read, and thus they appear more commonly in professionally published printed material.
Etymology:  1942
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