General English

  • noun a reason which shows that something has been done correctly
  • noun arranging the words so that the ends of the lines are straight


  • noun the process of moving data bits or characters to the left or right so that the lines have straight margins


  • The altering of the bit rate of a transmission so that it can be received at a different rate, without introducing errors. Also called pulse stuffing, or bit stuffing (2).
  • The displaying or printing of text in a manner that all lines in a paragraph, except the last line, are aligned evenly between the left and right margins.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the process of adjusting the spacing in printed text so that the text starts and ends exactly at the margins


  • noun an acceptable reason for doing something

Media Studies

  • noun the adjustment of the spaces between words in text in order to make each line the same width