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EM

abbr.
1. electromagnetic
2. Engineer of Mines
3. enlisted man

em

 (ĕm)
n.
1. The letter m.
2. Printing
a. The width of a square or nearly square piece of type, used as a unit of measure for matter set in that size of type.
b. Such a measure for 12-point type; a pica.

em

(ɛm)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: mutton or mut the square of a body of any size of type, used as a unit of measurement
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: pica em or pica a unit of measurement used in printing, equal to one sixth of an inch
[C19: from the name of the letter M]

em

(ɛm)

n., pl. ems.
1. the letter M, m.
2. the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size.
[1860–65]

EM

1. electromagnetic.
2. Engineer of Mines.
3. enlisted man or men.

'em

(əm)

pron. Informal.
them.
[1350–1400; Middle English hem, Old English heom, dat. and acc. pl. of he1]

em-1

,
var. of en- 1 before b, p, and sometimes m: embalm. Compare im- 1.

em-2

,
var. of en- 2 before b, m, p, ph: embolism; emphasis.

E.M.

Engineer of Mines.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.em - a quad with a square body; "since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'"
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
2.em - a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
in, inch - a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
point - a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch
en, nut - half the width of an em
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