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Etymology

From Old French espace.

Noun

Singular
space

Plural
s

space (s)
  1. The intervening contents of a volume.
  2. (uncountable) Space occupied by or intended for a person or thing.
  3. (countable) An area or volume of sufficient size to accommodate a person or thing.
  4. a while.
  5. The volume beyond the atmosphere of planets that consists of a vacuum.
  6. The volume beyond the Kármán line that lies 100km above mean sea level of the Earth.
  7. A gap between written characters; blank.
  8. (typography) A piece of type used to separate words.
  9. (geometry) A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a set of coordinates; the number of coordinates specifying a point and the number of mutually perpendicular axes along which the coordinates lie are the same, and that is the number of dimensions of the space.
  10. One's personal freedom to think or be oneself.
  11. The state of mind one is in when daydreaming.
  12. (mathematics) a generalized construct or set, the members of which have certain properties in common; often used in combination with the name of a particular mathematician
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the five basic elements.

Quotations

Synonyms

  • (intervening contents of a volume): volume
  • (space occupied by or intended for a person or thing): room, volume
  • (area or volume of sufficient size to accommodate a person or thing): place, spot, volume
  • (area beyond the atmosphere of planets that consists of a vacuum): outer space
  • (gap between written characters): blank, gap, whitespace (computing)
  • (piece of type used to separate words):
  • (set of points each uniquely specified by a set of coordinates):
  • (person freedom to think or be oneself):
  • (state of mind one is in when daydreaming):
  • (generalized construct or set in mathematics):
  • (one of the five basic elements in Indian philosophy):

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Verb

Infinitive
to space

Third person singular
spac

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to space (third-person singular simple present spac, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To be separated to a distance.
    The cities are evenly spaced.
  2. (intransitive) To eject into outer space. Usually without a space suit.
    The captain spaced the traitors.

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