whitespace

<character> (From the colour it produces on white paper) Any contiguous sequence of spaces, tabs, carriage returns, and/or line feeds. Whitespace might also possibly include form feed characters. The term is common on Unix.

See also non-printing character.

Last updated: 1996-09-04

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White pages « white paper « white point « whitespace » white trash » WHNF » whois

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