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space bar

a horizontal bar on a typewriter keyboard that is depressed in order to resume typing one space to the right.
a horizontal bar on a computer keyboard that is depressed in order to move the cursor one space to the right or, often, to perform some function in a program.
Origin of space bar
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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space bar in Technology
(Or "space key") The extra-wide key at the near edge of every keyboard that is used to enter a space character.
In some Graphical User Interfaces, the space bar can be used to select the current item where the context does not allow text entry, e.g. when the input focus is on a push button or tick box.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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