intr. & tr.v.dou·ble-spaced, dou·ble-spac·ing, dou·ble-spac·es
(third-person singular simple present double spaces, present participle double spacing, simple past and past participle double spaced)
- A typesetting specification (particularly for typewriters,) indicating that every other line should be blank, leaving sufficient whitespace to allow for annotation (i.e. from a teacher's corrections.)
double space - Computer Definition
(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).