Definition of headspace in English:


Line breaks: head|space
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdspeɪs


[mass noun]
1The air or empty space left above the contents in a sealed container: pour the hot chutney into the jars, leaving 5 mm headspace
More example sentences
  • Pour the jelly into hot jars, leaving a ¼-inch (6 mm) headspace.
  • Pack the boiling-hot relish into hot, clean pint jars, leaving 1 / 4 inch of headspace.
  • The partial pressure of CO2 in the headspace of the keg acts the same under higher blended pressures.
2 informal A person’s state of mind or mindset: if you’re not in the right headspace for this stuff it’s going to bore you, no matter how well it’s done
More example sentences
  • She's in a very different headspace than I am, and a different place in her real life, so her perspective isn't theoretical.
  • I just got back from visiting my relatives over on the west coast, which always leaves me in a weird headspace.
  • I was in a weird headspace earlier today, and I couldn't even really define it for myself.
2.1Time to think clearly or to be free from mental pressures: I really need some headspace just now
More example sentences
  • There's simply no time or headspace, " he says.
  • It's just a feeling of being constantly in demand, feeling depleted because of that, and perhaps with little to no headspace.
  • I know I feel a lot more relaxed, and I've caught up on some sleep and headspace, and feel about 1000 better than I did during the week.

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