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white space

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The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
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hyphen ( - ) ( )
interrobang ( )
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quotation marks ( ) ( )
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space (   ) and interpunct ( · )

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vertical bar/pipe ( | )

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Etymology

Via English printing and typing terminology, from Old English hwīt + spaces

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Noun

Singular
white space

Plural
{{{1}}}

white space ({{{1}}})
  1. White area between written characters and graphic regions on a produced page or computer display; blanks and the vertical blank lines in between paragraphs, or other organized rows of text lines (poetry).
  2. (computer science) Any single character or series of characters that represents horizontal or vertical space in typography.

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