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

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