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NOUN (2)

1. a quad with a square body;
- Example: "since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'"
[syn: em, em quad, mutton quad]

2. a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing;
[syn: em, pica em, pica]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

M \M\, n. 1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also em.] [1913 Webster] 2. (law) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy. [1913 Webster] M roof (Arch.), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

'Em \'Em\ An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem, them. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Em \Em\, n. (Print.) The portion of a line formerly occupied by the letter m, then a square type, used as a unit by which to measure the amount of printed matter on a page; the square of the body of a type. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Em- \Em-\ A prefix. See En-. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

em n 1: a quad with a square body; "since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'" [syn: em, em quad, mutton quad] 2: a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing [syn: em, pica em, pica]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

EM Extensions Manager (Apple)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

End of Medium EM (EM) ASCII character 25. (1996-06-28)