Space vs Vacuist - What's the difference?

space | vacuist |

As nouns the difference between space and vacuist

is that space is (lb) of time while vacuist is one who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter, is a vacuum.

As a verb space

is (obsolete|intransitive) to roam, walk, wander.



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  • (lb) Of time.
  • #
  • #*1616 , (William Shakespeare), (w, All's Well that Ends Well)
  • #*:Come on, thou are granted space .
  • #*1793 , , "The Royal Message", Poems
  • #*:In two days hence / The judge of life and death ascends his seat. / —This will afford him space to reach the camp.
  • #A specific (specified) period of time.
  • #*1893 , (Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman), Giles Corey
  • #*:I pray you, sirs, to take some cheers the while I go for a moment's space to my poor afflicted child.
  • #*2007 , Andy Bull, (The Guardian) , 20 October:
  • #*:The match was lost, though, in the space of just twenty minutes or so.
  • #*{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 29, author=Jon Smith, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers , passage=But their lead lasted just 10 minutes before Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe both headed home in the space of two minutes to wrestle back control.}}
  • #An undefined period of time (without qualifier, especially a short period); a .
  • #*1923 , (PG Wodehouse), (The Inimitable Jeeves)
  • #*:Even Comrade Butt cast off his gloom for a space and immersed his whole being in scrambled eggs.
  • (lb) Unlimited or generalized physical extent.
  • #Distance between things.
  • #*c.1607 , (William Shakespeare), (Antony and Cleopatra) :
  • #*:But neere him, thy Angell / Becomes a feare: as being o're-powr'd, therefore / Make space enough betweene you.
  • #*2001 , Sam Wollaston, (The Guardian) , 3 November:
  • #*:Which means that for every car there was 10 years ago, there are now 40. Which means - and this is my own, not totally scientific, calculation - that the space' between cars on the roads in 1991 was roughly 39 car lengths, because today there is no ' space at all.
  • #Physical extent across two or three dimensions; area, volume (sometimes for or to do something).
  • #*1601 , (William Shakespeare), (Hamlet) , First Folio 1623
  • #*:O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and / count my selfe a King of infinite space ; were it not that / I haue bad dreames.
  • #*2007 , Dominic Bradbury, (The Guardian) , 12 May:
  • #*:They also wanted a larger garden and more space for home working.
  • #Physical extent in all directions, seen as an attribute of the universe (now usually considered as a part of space-time), or a mathematical model of this.
  • #*1656 , (Thomas Hobbes), Elements of Philosophy , II
  • #*:Space is the Phantasme of a Thing existing without the Mind simply.
  • #*1880 , (Popular Science) , August:
  • #*:These are not questions which can be decided by reference to our space' intuitions, for our intuitions are confined to Euclidean ' space , and even there are insufficient, approximative.
  • #*2007 , Anushka Asthana & David Smith, (The Observer) , 15 April:
  • #*:The early results from Gravity Probe B, one of Nasa's most complicated satellites, confirmed yesterday 'to a precision of better than 1 per cent' the assertion Einstein made 90 years ago - that an object such as the Earth does indeed distort the fabric of space and time.
  • #The near-vacuum in which planets, stars and other celestial objects are situated; the universe beyond the earth's atmosphere.
  • #*1901 , (HG Wells), (The First Men in the Moon) :
  • #*:After all, to go into outer space is not so much worse, if at all, than a polar expedition.
  • #*2010 , (The Guardian) , 9 August:
  • #*:The human race must colonise space within the next two centuries or it will become extinct, Stephen Hawking warned today.
  • #The physical and psychological area one needs within which to live or operate; personal freedom.
  • #*1996 , Linda Brodkey, Writing Permitted in Designated Areas Only :
  • #*:Around the time of my parents' divorce, I learned that reading could also give me space .
  • #*2008 , Jimmy Treigle, Walking on Water
  • #*:"I care about you Billy, whether you believe it or not; but right now I need my space ."
  • (lb) A bounded or specific physical extent.
  • #A (chiefly empty) area or volume with set limits or boundaries.
  • #*
  • #*:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  • #*2000 , Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Islam and Gender
  • #*:The street door was open, and we entered a narrow space with washing facilities, curtained off from the courtyard.
  • #*2012 , Charlotte Higgins, (The Guardian) , 16 July:
  • #*:Converted from vast chambers beneath the old Bankside Power Station which once held a million gallons of oil, the new public areas consist of two large circular spaces for performances and film installations, plus a warren of smaller rooms.
  • #(lb) A position on the staff or stave bounded by lines.
  • #*1849 , (John Pyke Hullah), translating Guillaume Louis Bocquillon-Wilhem, Wilhelm's Method of Teaching Singing
  • #*:The note next above Sol is La; La, therefore, stands in the 2nd space ; Si, on the 3rd line, &c.
  • #*1990 , Sammy Nzioki, Music Time
  • #*:The lines and spaces of the staff are named according to the first seven letters of the alphabet, that is, A B C D E F G.
  • #A gap in text between words, lines etc., or a digital character used to create such a gap.
  • #*1992 , Sam H Ham, Environmental Interpretation
  • #*:According to experts, a single line of text should rarely exceed about 50 characters (including letters and all the spaces between words).
  • #*2005 , Dr BR Kishore, Dynamic Business Letter Writing :
  • #*:It should be typed a space below the salutation : Dear Sir, Subject : Replacement of defective items.
  • #(lb) A piece of metal type used to separate words, cast lower than other type so as not to take ink, especially one that is narrower than one en (compare quad ).
  • #*1683 , (Joseph Moxon), Mechanick Exercises: Or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works. Applied to the art of Printing. , v.2, pp.240–1:
  • #*:If it be only a Single Letter'' or two that drops, he thru?ts the end of his ''Bodkin'' between every ''Letter'' of that Word, till he comes to a ''Space''''': and then perhaps by forcing tho?e ''Letters'' closer, he may have room to put in another '''''Space''''' or a ''Thin '''Space'''''; which if he cannot do, and he finds the '''''Space''''' ?tand ''Loo?e'' in the ''Form''; he with the ''Point'' of his ''Bodkin'' picks the '''''Space''''' up and bows it a little; which bowing makes the ''Letters'' on each ?ide of the '''''Space'' keep their parallel di?tance; for by its Spring it thru?ts the ''Letters'' that were clo?ed with the end of the ''Bodkin'' to their adjunct ''Letters , that needed no clo?ing.
  • #*1979 , Marshall Lee, Bookmaking , p.110:
  • #*:Horizontal spacing is further divided into multiples and fractions of the em. The multiples are called quads''. The fractions are called ''spaces .
  • #*2005 , Phil Baines and Andrew Haslam, Type & Typography , 2nd ed., p.91:
  • #*:Other larger spaces – known as quads – were used to space out lines.
  • #A gap; an empty place.
  • #*2004 , Harry M Benshoff (ed.), Queer Cinéma
  • #*:Mainstream Hollywood would not cater to the taste for sexual sensation, which left a space for B-movies, including noir.
  • #*2009 , Barbara L. Lev, From Pink to Green
  • #*:A horizontal scar filled the space on her chest where her right breast used to be.
  • #
  • #:
  • #(lb) A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a number (the dimensionality) of coordinates.
  • # A marketplace for goods or services.
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  • Quotations



    * (intervening contents of a volume) volume * (space occupied by or intended for a person or thing) room, volume * (area or volume of sufficient size to accommodate a person or thing) place, spot, volume * (area beyond the atmosphere of planets that consists of a vacuum) outer space * (gap between written characters) blank, gap, whitespace (graphic design) * (metal type) quad, quadrat * (set of points each uniquely specified by a set of coordinates) * (personal freedom to think or be oneself) * (state of mind one is in when daydreaming) * (generalized construct or set in mathematics) * (one of the five basic elements in Indian philosophy) ether

    Derived terms

    * address space * aerospace * affine space * airspace, air space * backspace * Baire space * Banach space * base space * breathing space * chemical space * column space * compact space * conjugate space * connected space * crawl space, crawlspace * cyberspace * danger space * dark space * dead-air space * dead space * deep space * double-space * drift space * dual space * Einstein space * em space, * en space * Euclidean space * exceptional space * exotic four-space * fishing space * flat space * floorspace, floor space * Foch space * Fourier space * * free space * function space * G space * hair space * half space * Hausdorff space * headspace * Hilbert space * homeomorphic space * homogeneous space * hydrospace * hyperbolic space * hyperspace * image space * inertial space * inner product space * interaction space * interplanetary space * interspace * interstellar space * intervillous space * isometric space * joint space * justifying space * lacunary space * * loading space * measurable space * metacompact space * metric space * metrizable space * Minkowski space * Moore space * multispace * mutton space * namespace * n space * n-dimensional space * normal space * normed linear space * null space * nut space * object space * open half space * orbit space * orthogonal space * outer space * paracompact space * Pauli spin space * Peano space * perfectly separable space * perivitelline space * phase space * Polish space * popliteal space * pore space * probability space * problem space * projective space * pseudospace * quotient space * reflexive Banach space * regular space * regular topological space * Riemann space * sample space * separable space * sequentially compact space * shrinking space * single-space * space age, Space Age * space alien * space attenuation * space bar * space biology * space blanket * spaceborne * space cadet * space capsule * space centrode * space charge * space cloth * space communication * space cone * space coordinate * spacecraft * space current * space curve * space defence, space defense * space environment * space factor * spacefaring * space fixed reference * space flight * space frame * spaceful * space group * space guidance * space heater * space hopper * space junk * space lattice * spaceless * spacelike * (l) * spaceman * space medicine * space mission * space motion * space navigation * space opera * space out * space perception * space permeability * space polar coordinate * spaceport * space power system * space probe * space processing * space quadrature * space quantization * spacer * space race * space reconnaissance * space reddening * space request * space research * space satellite * space science * spaceship * space shuttle * space sickness * space simulator * space station * space suit * space suppression * space technology * space tourism * space velocity * space walk * spaceward * space wave * space weapon * space weather * space writer * space-time * spacey * spin space * state space * strictly convex space * subarachnoid space * subspace * sunspace * symmetric space * * * * * tangent space * tensor space * thick space * thin space * three-space * topological space * total space * triangulable space * Tychonoff space * uniform space * unitary space * vector space * watch this space * wave-vector space * weakly complete space * white space, whitespace * workspace

    See also



  • (obsolete) To roam, walk, wander.
  • * 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.ii:
  • But she as Fayes are wont, in priuie place / Did spend her dayes, and lov'd in forests wyld to space .
  • To set some distance apart.
  • :: Faye had spaced the pots at 8-inch intervals on the windowsill.
  • :: The cities are evenly spaced .
  • To insert or utilise spaces in a written text.
  • :: This paragraph seems badly spaced .
  • To eject into outer space, usually without a space suit.
  • :: The captain spaced the traitors.
  • Derived terms

    * spaced * spaced-out


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    (en noun)
  • One who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter, is a vacuum.
  • See also

    * plenist (Webster 1913)