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See also: espació



  • IPA(key): (Spain) /esˈpaθjo/, [esˈpa.θjo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /esˈpasjo/, [esˈpa.sjo]

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, vol. 2, p. 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.
  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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