Definitions for: Em


[n] a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
[n] the square of a body of any size of type



Webster (1913) Definition: 'Em
An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem,
them. --Addison.


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.


Em-
A prefix. See En-.

Synonyms: mut, mutton, pica, pica em

See Also: area unit, en, in, inch, linear unit, nut, point, square measure

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