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


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.


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]



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.


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



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


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


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


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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These strategic acquisitions in combination with our technology development have placed Altair on an accelerated growth path in the EM space.
As of this moment, "the prospect of rising [interest] rates and the current trajectory of the climbing US dollar portend further weakness in the EM space, such that those "with vivid memories of the 2013 summer sell-off aACA* are content, for the time being, with narrow exposures to the asset class," confirms Asa Rajan, session chairman and formerly chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, responding to queries.
Our India team is quite confident of more flows coming into India given its position compared to others in the EM space.
In the EM space there was no rout either: Indonesian sovereigns actually tightened, while Russia, Turkey, Brazil were marginally unchanged over the week.
Nevertheless, the need to differentiate between countries within the EM space has become crucially important and we believe that investors should focus on those nations which boast fiscal and current account surpluses and are commodity consumers, rather than producers.