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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The narrowest of the metal spaces used for separating words or letters.
  • noun A similar narrow space used in formatting text.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The thinnest space used by printers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A piece of metal type used to create the narrowest space.
  • noun typography The narrowest space appearing between letters and punctuation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters

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