Associations to the word «Em»


EM, noun. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.
EM, noun. (typography) A unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.
EM, pronoun. (neologism) them (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, coordinate with him and her.
EM, interjection. (Scotland) (Ireland) a form of hesitant speech, or an expression of uncertainty; um; umm; erm
EM, symbol. (metrology) Symbol for the exameter (exametre), an SI unit of length equal to 1018 meters (metres).
EM, symbol. (chemical symbol) (dated) emanation
EM, proper noun. A diminutive of the female given names Emily and Emma.
EM, noun. Effective microorganism
EM DASH, noun. (typography) The symbol (—) (used to demarcate a parenthetical thought or to indicate a break, or for emphasis)
EM DASHES, noun. Plural of em dash
EM QUAD, noun. (typography) A quad which has a fixed width of 1 em.
EM QUADS, noun. Plural of em quad
EM SPACE, noun. (typography) A space which has a nominal width of 1 em.
EM SPACES, noun. Plural of em space

Dictionary definition

EM, noun. A quad with a square body; "since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'".
EM, noun. A linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn