What does EM mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. em, em quad, mutton quad(noun)

    a quad with a square body

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

  2. em, pica em, pica(noun)

    a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing


  1. em(Pronoun)

    them .

  2. em(Pronoun)

    Them (typically after a preposition, or otherwise with accusative or dative force; now only in unstressed position).

  3. Em(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the female given names Emily and Emma.

  4. Origin: The typographic em is named after the metal type for the capital M in early printing, whose body was square (the printed letter M is almost never one em in width).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Em(noun)

    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


  1. Em

    An em is a unit of measurement in the field of typography, equal to the currently specified point size. The name of em is related to M. Originally the unit was derived from the width of the capital "M" in the given typeface. This unit is the same for all fonts at a given point size. One em in a 16 point typeface is 16 points. Typographic measurements using this unit are frequently expressed in decimal notation, e.g., 0.7 em, or as fractions of 100 or 1000, e.g. 70/100 em or 700/1000 em.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Em

    em, n. the name of the letter M: (print.) the unit of measurement in estimating how much is printed on a page.

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Anagrams for EM »

  1. me, ME, Me.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EM in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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