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1. Printing A style of type originating in the 1700s and characterized by slight contrast between light and heavy strokes and slanting serifs.
2. Old Style Abbr. OS or O/S The method of reckoning dates according to the Julian calendar.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a type style reviving the characteristics of old face
(Astronomy) the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendar. Compare New Style
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1. Also, old′style`. a printing type style marked by more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs.
2. (caps.) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar.
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|Noun||1.||old style - a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes|
proportional font - any font whose different characters have different widths
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