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See also: espació



  • IPA(key): (Spain) /esˈpaθjo/ [esˈpa.θjo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /esˈpasjo/ [esˈpa.sjo]
  • (Spain) Rhymes: -aθjo
  • (Latin America) Rhymes: -asjo
  • Syllabification: es‧pa‧cio

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin spatium.


espacio m (plural espacios)

  1. space (distance between things)
  2. space (physical extent across two or three dimensions)
  3. space (physical extent in all directions; the universe beyond the earth's atmosphere)
  4. space (the near-vacuum in which celestial bodies are situated)
  5. space (the physical and psychological area one needs)
  6. space (an area with set boundaries)
  7. space; course; period (an undefined period of time)
    • 1971, Rafael Cansinos-Asséns, Libro de las mil y una noches, volume 2, page 582:
      Asentáronse en la ciudad por espacio de cuarenta días, gozando de una adiafa generosa y magnífica.
      They settled in the city for the period of thirty days, enjoying a generous and magnificent adiafa.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  8. space (a gap in text between words, lines, etc.)
  9. (typography) space (a piece of metal type used to separate words)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of espaciar

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