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Language/Type: Python if/else return string cumulative algorithms

Write a function named word_count that accepts a String as its parameter and returns the number of words in the String. A word is a sequence of one or more nonspace characters (any character other than ' '). For example, the call word_count("hello") should return 1, the call word_count("how are you?") should return 3, the call word_count(" this   string has     wide     spaces   ") should return 5, and the call word_count(" ") should return 0.

Function: Write a Python function as described, not a complete program.

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