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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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The authors cover block ciphers in general, digital circuits, hardware implementations for block ciphers, side-channel analysis and fault analysis on block ciphers, cryptoanalysis on block ciphers, and many other related topics over the bookAEs seven chapters.
To guarantee the effective tampering recovery on the receiver side, reference bits that represent the principle content of each cover block should be produced and embedded.
Then, the extracted significant stream is embedded into the non-significant positions of each transformed cover block.
The two contracts cover block NC115, in which Total and OMV have 30 per cent stakes and Repsol the remaining 40 per cent.
The plans are that Tranche 3 will cover Block 20 and Block 25 aircraft, produced from 2013 to 2015.
Once the missile was on the ground, the crew unhooked the MK24 bar and put a radome cover block on the AIM-120C.
Implementing legislation still needs to be adopted to cover block exemptions for vertical and horizontal agreements, and more consistent, independent and better quality administration is needed.
While it does not cover block copolymers' applications per se, it offers the polymer scientist and technologist a firm grounding in the principles underlying the materials' wide range of applications.
If so, will an increase in clouds cover block more sunlight and offset global warming?
You generally cannot sneak a stand into a small, dense cover block like that without the deer knowing you're there, but the adjoining fenceline offers the perfect travel route for deer as they leave or enter the cover.
While the pylon configuration will cover Block 40/50 models, the computer on board earlier Block 25/30 models is not capable of supporting the configuration.
Scope of quantity or scope: The delivery will cover Block A, Block B and C as well as parts of the health center and the insurance fund.