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hair space

n.
1. The narrowest of the metal spaces used for separating words or letters.
2. A similar narrow space used in formatting text.
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hair space

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the thinnest of the metal spaces used in setting type to separate letters or words
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Noun1.hair space - (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters
quad, space - (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
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Further interrogating Nigeria's 'hair space', Nnadi Daniel in the article titled "Gender Role Reversal in Hairdressing Profession and Female Clients' Perception of Male Hairdressers in Ibadan North Local Governement Area, Oyo State, Nigeria" investigates factors responsible for the recent trend of gender role reversal in the hairdressing profession where more men are venturing into the profession and acquiring more female clients.
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(4) The term "hair space" is also found to be used broadly by numbers of the above-cited authors and others to refer to spaces thinner than the 5-to-em space.