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white space

noun
1.
the unprinted area of a piece of printing, as of a poster or newspaper page, or of a portion of a piece of printing, as of an advertisement; blank space:
White space is as effective in a layout as type.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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Examples from the web for white space
  • It's true that there is absolutely no detail in that big white space.
  • What a marvelous sight it is to see reindeer pulling sleds in this vast white space.
  • For example, the candidate leaves plenty of white space without going too far in the other direction and wasting space.
  • Leave enough white space to make the materials easy to read.
  • Double spacing is harder to read because the eye gets confused with excessive white space.
  • For your purposes, any decent format that employs a good balance between print and white space will do.
  • There is beauty, and there's also white space, waiting to be filled in.
  • There may never have been this many people this excited about white space.
  • You'll notice a lot less clutter and more white space.
  • If any elements of the command line string contain white space, wrap them in double quotes.
Contemporary definitions for white space
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