Definition of interspace in English:



  • A space between things.

    ‘the narrow interspaces between cells’
    • ‘In both of these species axial ribs are present only in the interspaces.’
    • ‘Species with sparse foliage (P. terebinthus and R. lycioides) are scattered in open areas and accumulated small or highly variable seed densities. whereas open interspaces seldom received any seeds.’
    • ‘The light and heat of the sun; these are composed of minute atoms which, when they are shoved off, lose no time in shooting right across the interspace of air in the direction imparted by the shove.’
    • ‘From the seed rain perspective, seed density was significantly different among microhabitats, with open interspaces collecting few, if any, seeds, and places under source trees receiving the highest densities.’
    • ‘Consequently, this size-dependent pattern of dispersal could make successful recruitment more likely under Q. coccifera and less likely in open interspaces than would be expected based only on microhabitat suitability.’
    • ‘During the 1995-1996 experiment, no seedlings survived in the unwatered interspaces between shrubs, whereas maximal survival was obtained by watering seedlings at shaded sites.’
    • ‘The intercalations are generally medial between higher-order ribs in the central part of the disk but may be off-center in interspaces or multiple in lateral sectors, particularly on the posterior side.’
    • ‘In contrast to this site, La Parrilla is a well-preserved scrubland with dense and large patches composed of tall scrubs, small trees, and vines, separated by open interspaces.’
    • ‘The interspaces increase in width from dorsal to ventral.’
    • ‘Insertion should be within the ‘triangle of safety’ through the fifth interspace.’
    • ‘Considering individual microhabitats, however, the distribution was significantly different from that in the seed rain only in open interspaces, with large seeds underrepresented and small seeds overrepresented.’
    • ‘Fine, evenly spaced, simple, prorsiradiate ribs are separated by narrow interspaces.’
    • ‘Some of these coarsely plicated specimens have right central and anterior plicae bifurcated into two minor folds and have narrow secondary plicae in the interspaces of the left valves.’
    • ‘With the exception of D. articulata in 1992, all shrub microsites had higher emergence rates than open interspaces.’
    • ‘In the Nevada species the costae are more dense, with narrower interspaces and less of a tendency for medial intercalation.’
    • ‘The demands of security, weather protection, and access to two internal and three external spaces, result in the interspace becoming a reluctant middle.’
    • ‘There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.’
    • ‘Museum specimens of the Quagga have dark stripes on the head and neck, but further back the stripes become paler and the interspaces darker, until they merge into a plain brownish color.’
    • ‘In Cornulites the outer part of the shell contains numerous vesicular cavities that were never observed to cross the interspaces of the surface annulae, indicating cyclic shell secretion.’
    • ‘Following the results of the seed rain analysis, cover type was categorized in three classes: species with dense foliage, species with sparse foliage, or open interspaces.’
    interval, space, span, gap, separation, stretch, extent
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[with object]
  • Put or occupy a space between (two or more things)

    ‘the four-storey houses were interspaced with the ramshackle cottages of the workmen’
    • ‘Other Rebels were interspaced through the greenery, all waiting for any sign of enemy troops.’
    • ‘The session was interspaced with militant slogan shouting and revolutionary songs.’
    • ‘The speeches by spiritual heads were interspaced with Christmas carols by leading church choirs from the city.’
    • ‘In the end we tried out interspacing all these sounds, but they proved ineffective.’