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space meaning

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  • Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Debates concerning the nature, essence and the mode of existence of space date back to antiquity; namely, In the 19th and 20th centuries mathematicians began to examine geometries that are not Euclidean,
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  • NounPLspacesSUF-ace
    1. (heading) Of time.
      1. Come on, thou are granted space.
      2. I pray you, sirs, to take some cheers the while I go for a moment's space to my poor afflicted child.
      3. Even Comrade Butt cast off his gloom for a space and immersed his whole being in scrambled eggs.
    2. (heading) Unlimited or generalized physical extent.
      1. But neere him, thy Angell / Becomes a feare: as being o're-powr'd, therefore / Make space enough betweene you.
      2. O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and / count my selfe a King of infinite space; were it not that / I haue bad dreames.
      3. Space is the Phantasme of a Thing existing without the Mind simply.
      4. After all, to go into outer space is not so much worse, if at all, than a polar expedition.
      5. Around the time of my parents' divorce, I learned that reading could also give me space.
    3. (heading) A bounded or specific physical extent.
      1. Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,  [ …] . Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
      2. The note next above Sol is La; La, therefore, stands in the 2nd space; Si, on the 3rd line, &c.
      3. According to experts, a single line of text should rarely exceed about 50 characters (including letters and all the spaces between words).
      4. If it be only a Single Letter or two that drops, he thruſts the end of his Bodkin between every Letter of that Word, till he comes to a Space: and then perhaps by forcing thoſe Letters closer, he may have room to put in another Space or a Thin Space; which if he cannot do, and he finds the Space ſtand Looſe in the Form; he with the Point of his Bodkin picks the Space up and bows it a little; which bowing makes the Letters on each ſide of the Space keep their parallel diſtance; for by its Spring it thruſts the Letters that were cloſed with the end of the Bodkin to their adjunct Letters, that needed no cloſing.
      5. Mainstream Hollywood would not cater to the taste for sexual sensation, which left a space for B-movies, including noir.
      6. Functional analysis is best approached through a sound knowledge of Hilbert space theory. ‎
      7. innovation in the browser space
  • VerbSGspacesPRspacingPT, PPspaced
    1. OBS VI To roam, walk, wander.
      1. VT To set some distance apart.
        1. Faye had spaced the pots at 8-inch intervals on the windowsill. The cities are evenly spaced.
      2. To insert or utilise spaces in a written text.
        1. This paragraph seems badly spaced.
      3. VT To eject into outer space, usually without a space suit.
        1. The captain spaced the traitors.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • • APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098 — Space Available Mail, Nov. 26; Parcel Airlift Mail, Dec. 3; Priority Mail, Dec. 10; First Class Mail Letters and Cards, Dec.10 and Express Mail Military Service, Dec. 18.
        • A vector space is a set of vectors which can be linearly combined.
        • There are six other Ballard stories and a fragment that deal with space in the early stories, but most of them confirm Ballard's own opinion that the space age is over in the public imagination.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Space research often provides a spin-off for everyday technology.
        • Space is the Phantasme of a Thing existing without the Mind simply.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • A craniotomy with cranialization of the mastoid sinus and thorough sealing of the defect in the mastoid bone was performed to prevent air from escaping through the sinus into the epidural space.
        • At least one multiperforated inflow catheter is placed through a 10–12 mm port in Douglas pouch with at least one multiperforated outflow catheter in the right subphrenic space.
        • I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.

    Meaning of space for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "space" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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