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a. Mathematics A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates: non-Euclidean space.
b. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
a. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
b. The region of this expanse beyond Earth's atmosphere.
a. An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area: Water covered a large space at the end of the valley.
b. A blank or empty area: the spaces between words.
c. An area provided for a particular purpose: a parking space.
4. Reserved or available accommodation on a public transportation vehicle.
a. A period or interval of time: within the space of a week.
b. A little while: Let's rest for a space.
6. Sufficient freedom from external pressure to develop or explore one's needs, interests, and individuality: "The need for personal space inevitably asserts itself" (Maggie Scarf).
7. Music One of the intervals between the lines of a staff.
8. Printing One of the blank pieces of type or other means used for separating words or characters.
9. One of the intervals during the telegraphic transmission of a message when the key is open or not in contact.
10. Blank sections in printed material or broadcast time available for use by advertisers.
v. spaced, spac·ing, spac·es
1. To organize or arrange with spaces between: Carefully space the words on the poster.
2. To separate or keep apart: The buildings are spaced far from each other.
3. Slang To stupefy or disorient. Often used with out: The antihistamine spaces me out so I can't think clearly.
v.intr. Slang
To be or become stupefied or disoriented. Often used with out: I was supposed to meet her, but I spaced out and forgot.

[Middle English, area, from Old French espace, from Latin spatium.]

spac′er n.


1. a piece of material used to create or maintain a space between two things
2. (Computer Science) computing a keyed space in text or data; space character
3. (Astronautics) a person who travels in outer space


n (for metered-dose inhaler) cámara espaciadora
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CCD cameras with sensors close to the front will require a short M42 extension tube to reach focus.
Manufactured in a durable composite with an extension tube so you can aim the sound in the necessary direction, the call imitates the deep grunts of a rutting buck to perfection.
A 25mm extension tube has a magnification factor of .25(or 1/4 life size) if it is used with a 100mm standard medium telephoto lens.
This caused a rise in the mercury column when the pressure in the system surpasses the tissue pressure in the anterior compartment a small quantity of the saline gets injected into the compartment and the meniscus of the saline column in the extension tube moves toward the anterior compartment.
DeChambeau said: "They had to put a long extension tube on the design to put the generator and gearbox well above the flood level.
The ad showed the extension tube or "wand" being compacted before the cleaner was seen, without the wand or hose, being placed on a shelf in a cupboard.
The sample UTS-15 came with a ventilated breaching tube, almost a visual requirement for defensive shotguns these days, and a 7.5-inch extension tube. The extension tube has male threads at the back and female threads at the front, allowing you to turn in the breaching tube or any other Beretta-pattern choke tube.
The extension tube has special high-temperature sealing rings, and the structure can be slid out for servicing, without entering the tower or vessel.
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The T60 is a very compact and powerful push-rod style actuator with a 75 mm x 60 mm profile housing and a 38 mm diameter hard chromed steel extension tube for selectable travel up to 1,500 mm, direct force to 1000 N, speeds to 300 mm/sec and acceleration to 8 m/sec2.