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Noun: space  speys
  1. The unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    "they tested his ability to locate objects in space";
    - infinite
  2. An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
  3. An area reserved for some particular purpose
    "the laboratory's floor space"
  4. Any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
    "the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether"; "the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth";
    - outer space
  5. A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet";
    - blank
  6. The interval between two times
    "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes";
    - distance
  7. A blank area
    "write your name in the space provided";
    - blank space, place
  8. One of the areas between, below or above the lines of a musical staff
    "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
  9. (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
    - quad
  10. Personal time and freedom to think or be oneself
  11. (mathematics) a set or collection of sets where the members have certain properties in common
Verb: space  speys
  1. Place at intervals
    "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"

Derived forms: spaced, spacing, spaces

Type of: amorphous shape, area, attribute, character, country, expanse, graph, grapheme, graphic symbol, interval, lay, location, place, pose, position, put, set, surface area, time interval, type

Part of: aerospace, form, musical notation, staff, stave

Encyclopedia: Space, Time and Architecture