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proportional spacing

noun
1.
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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Contemporary definitions for proportional spacing
noun

the use of added spaces to make printed matter fill columns up to the margins

Examples

Most people generally find proportional spacing nicer-looking and easier to read, and thus they appear more commonly in professionally published printed material.

Word Origin

1942

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