white space

Definitions

Media Studies

  • noun an area of a page or other printed surface where no text or pictures appear

Publishing

  • noun the part of a printed page with no printing on it

Slang

  • noun free time. Yuppie jargon of the late 1980s inspired by blank spaces in an appointment book, but ultimately deriving from the jargon of graphic designers, printers, typographers, etc., in which white space refers to areas deliberately left blank in a page layout.
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