nonspace

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ space

Noun[edit]

nonspace (countable and uncountable, plural nonspaces)

  1. That which is not a social or physical space, or lacks the traditional attributes of spaces.
    • 1986, Norbert Messler, The art deco skyscraper in New York
      Today, the elevator cars of skyscrapers themselves have become the most intimidating nonspaces of the American metropolis.
  2. (computing) A text character that is not a space (or not whitespace).
    • 2006, Mark Lutz, Programming Python, Volume 10
      For instance, spaces in a filename shipped from a DOS client are not translated to nonspace characters...