in computer text processing, a space character that prevents an automatic line break at its position
"⍽" redirects here. it is not to be confused with ␣ or ⌴.
u+00a0no-break space (html  · )
u+0020space (html  ·note: representations here of a regular space are replaced with a no-break space) other types of spaces
in word processing and digital typesetting, a non-breaking space (" "), also called no-break space, non-breakable space (nbsp), required space,hard space, or fixed space,[note 1] is a space character that prevents an automatic line break at its position. in some formats, including html, it also prevents consecutive whitespace characters from collapsing into a single space.
non-breaking space characters with other widths also exist.