double space

double space

(1) See double spaced.

(2) (DoubleSpace) A real-time compression capability built into DOS 6 that generally doubled the disk capacity. It was not automatic; users had to run the program to do it. Due to a patent lawsuit won by Stac Electronics, publisher of the Stacker compression product, Microsoft dropped DoubleSpace in Version DOS 6.21. In DOS 6.22, a different method was included and later used in Windows 95 (see DriveSpace).
References in classic literature ?
(To the Boy:) Tell me, boy, do you assert that a double space comes from a double line?
SOCRATES: We have certainly, as would seem, assisted him in some degree to the discovery of the truth; and now he will wish to remedy his ignorance, but then he would have been ready to tell all the world again and again that the double space should have a double side.
And if this is the proper name, then you, Meno's slave, are prepared to affirm that the double space is the square of the diagonal?
In his style-guide, his staff has been told to use imperial measurements, add a double space after a full stop and refer to all non-titled males as "esquire" as a mark of respect, in all correspondence to fellow MPs and others.
Other directions include a call for a double space after full stops and no comma after the word "and".
Rees-Mogg has demanded a double space after every full stop.
By 2030, Australia would like to grow the space market segment from AUD 3.9 billion to AUD 12 billion and double space industry employment from about 10,000 to 20,000.
PESHAWAR -- The Paraplegic Centre Peshawar (PCP), the only public sector institution of the country which provides free services to patients with spinal cord injuries from across the country and even Afghanistan, is planning to double space for patients, increasing the number of beds from 78 to 150.
"You can have my double space when you pry it from my cold, dead hands," Megan McArdle wrote in the Atlantic the same year.
Allow me to quote one of his poems, but I will use a slash mark to indicate the end of a line and two slashes for a double space instead of presenting it as shown in the book.
Now, let's say you frequently need to double space and wish to add that command to your toolbar.
Second, if your work is ever published by a person using a desktop publishing program, such as Quark or PageMaker, the double space between sentences causes problems.