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noun American English pronunciation: space /speɪs/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an empty or available area

    We replaced the bathtub with a shower to create more space.

    Every space on the walls is covered with pictures.

    a confined/limited/enclosed space (=a small space):

    Their voices sounded loud in the confined space.

    space for:

    The nursery has space for 48 children.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the area that is available on a computer for storing information

      These applications don't take up huge amounts of hard disk space.

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] an area of land where there are no buildings

      What we really need is more green spaces in cities.

      open space:

      policies to protect, enhance, and create open space

    3. c.
      [uncountable] an area that exists in a particular part of a building

      a two-story building with 3,000 square feet of floor space

  2. 2
    [countable] an empty area between things

    Leave a space of about two feet.

    space between:

    You can grow seeds in the spaces between the plants.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] an area used for a particular purpose

    a parking space

    I only have a small working space.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] the whole of the universe outside the Earth's atmosphere

    man's ventures into space

    a space mission

    in space:

    The crew have been living in space for over three months.

    See also  seed1
  5. 5
    [uncountable] the area in which everything exists

    The idea that space and time were curved was still controversial.

    the changing positions of objects in three-dimensional space

  6. 6
    [uncountable] time and freedom to do things how and when you want, especially in your relationships with other people

    The children were given little personal space or privacy.

    See also  breathing space
  7. 7
    [countable] a place on a form where you write something

    Write your name and address in the spaces below.

  8. 8
    [uncountable] the amount of space that is available for publishing something such as an article or advertisement

    Newspapers also make money from selling advertising space.

  9. 9
    [singular] a period of time
    space of time:

    It was an amazing achievement in such a short space of time.

    in/within the space of:

    In the space of 36 hours, I had traveled halfway around the world.

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