Meaning of SPACING in English



( -s )

1. : the act of providing with spaces or of placing at intervals

the spacing of words in a line of type

the spacing of children born in a family

2. : a spatial arrangement : an arrangement with intervening spaces

the spacing of the planets at their present distances from the sun — F.L.Whipple


a. : space

the long end of roping at the tack provides a spacing when several flags are hoisted together — Manual of Seamanship

neat spacings of white enamelled wood — Donn Byrne

b. : the distance between any two objects in a usually regularly arranged series often measured from the center point of one object to that of the next

c. of a lock : the distance from the center of the keyhole to the center of the knob hub

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.