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Definition of the noun Thin space

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  1. [metal type] A metal block used to separate words, one fifth of an em in width.
  2. [typography] In digital text, a character representing a thin space.


Thin space: A thin space is a blank typographic unit equal to one-fifth of an em wide. It is often used as an unambiguous thousands separator. It is also used to add space to nested quotation marks.

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Google previewNew Hart's Rules: The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors (2005)

by R. M. Ritter

A thin space is a fifth of an em space and is usually indicated in markup by the symbol 3: or T . A hair space is avery thin space, thinner (sometimes by half) than a thin space. Both are used in contexts where the visual relationship of characters ...

Google previewSeeking Is Finding (2009)

by Harold W. Haddle

Amen Thin Space Thin space is a no-self place with emptiness 109.

Google previewAdobe Dreamweaver CS3 (2008)

The Professional Portfolio

an em space =:p>Thin Space</p> : The thin space is a fixed space half the width of an en space. </p> | :p;>riex 3pace</p> <:p>The flex space is s fixed space that may be progianed to any specific width. |<p>rixed spaces are useful because, ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

Seealso thin space. thief 1. n [Distilling] a hollow metal instrument that is used to take samples from a barrelof whisky by using atmospheric pressure. 2.v [Oil rigs] to takea sampleof oil from a tank. thief vault n [Gymnastics]avault overa pieceof ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2015)

by Eric E. Bouhassira

There is a thin space between the visceral and parietal pleura, which contains a thin, lubricant serous fluid, secreted by the pleural membrane. This fluid helps the lungs in expansion during inhalation.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

The apposed membranes form the intraperiod line; the thin space that separates the membranes is contiguous with the extracellular space. The major dense line is contiguous with the cytoplasm. Compact myelin is largely composed of lipids, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary Of Library And Information Science (2005)

by V.K. Suraj

One unit is a thin space or a hair space. Unit cost : The financial expenditure required of a library or library system to acquire and /or process ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

deep perineal pouch, a thin space superior to ...

Google previewSupplement to Spons' Dictionary of Engineering (1880)

Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Ernest Spon

thus leaving a thin space on all sides for the air to pass downward and become cool on its way to M the bottom ; through this space it also flows on its way back to the heater. The power piston D likewise extends downwards into the heater F, ...

Google previewAmerican Encyclopaedia of Printing (1871)

by John Luther Ringwalt

Thin Space. — All spaces thinner than three-em spaces and thicker than hair spaces may, in a general sense, be called thin spaces; but five-em spaces can perhaps be specially designated as thin spaces with more propriety than spaces of ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

See also em space, en space, thin space. fixed storage Any nonremovable storage, such as a large disk that is sealed permanently in its drive. fixed- frequency monitor An analog monitor designed to receive input signals at only one frequency.

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ...

riphery, the thin space from the rivets upward hosding the cotton or other material. This bobbin is dependent for its efficiency in working upon the ...

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