whitespace

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whitespace definition

character
(From the colour it produces on white paper) Any contiguous sequence of spaces, tabs, carriage returns, and/or line feeds. Whitespace might also possibly include form feed characters. The term is common on Unix.
See also non-printing character.
(1996-09-04)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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