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 for whitespace
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  whitespace
  
      (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.
  
     (1996-09-04)
  

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