Definitions for PICAˈpaɪ kə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a 12-point type of a size between small pica and English.
the depth of this type size as a unit of linear measurement for type, pages containing type, etc.; one sixth of an inch.
a 12-point type, widely used for typewriters, having 10 characters to the inch.
Ref: Compare elite (def. 4) 4
Origin of pica:
1580–90; appar. < ML pīca collection of church rules, lit., pie2 , on the model of other type sizes, as brevier and canon, orig. used in printing liturgical books
an abnormal appetite or craving for substances that are not fit to eat, as chalk or clay.
Origin of pica:
1555–65; < NL, figurative use of L pīca jay, magpie , with ref. to its omnivorous feeding
an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
em, pica em, pica(noun)
a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
Pica, genus Pica(noun)
the genus that includes the magpies
a vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia
a service-book. See Pie
a size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (DSM-IV)
Translations for PICA
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a flat piece of dough spread with tomato, cheese etc and baked.
- بِيتْزه، فطيرَه إيطاليَّهArabic
- pizzaPortuguese (BR)
- die PizzaGerman
- पिज्जा, एक इतालवी व्यंजनHindi
- (意大利式)比薩餅Chinese (Trad.)
- món pizaVietnamese
- （意大利式）比萨饼Chinese (Simp.)
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