Em - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪm|  American pronunciation of the word em
Brit.  |ɛm|  British pronunciation of the word 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'

- a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing (syn: pica)

Examples

since 'em quad' is hard to distinguish from 'en quad', printers sometimes called it a 'mutton quad'

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