from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Space on a page or poster not covered by print or graphic matter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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).
  • n. Any single character or series of characters that represents horizontal or vertical space in typography.


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