AskDefine | Define em

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em

Noun

1 the square of a body of any size of type [syn: mutton, mut]
2 a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing [syn: pica em, pica]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A unit of measurement, used in typesetting, equal to the point size of the current font.
  2. The letter M.

Derived terms

Kurdish

Pronoun

em
  1. we; us (first person plural personal pronoun)

Portuguese

Pronunciation

/ẽj̃/, /ĩ/

Etymology

Latin in

Preposition

em

Usage notes

When followed by an article, a demonstrative pronoun, or a dem. adjective, em is combined with the article to give the following combined forms:

Scots

Verb

em
  1. In the context of "South Scots||lang=sco": Emphatic first person singular simple present form of ti be

See also

Pronoun

em
  1. The third person singular pronoun refers to a person or thing other than the speaker or the person being spoken to. Pronouns in Tok Pisin are not inflected for different cases.

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

Compare Tok Pisin ol, Bislama olgeta, Kriol olabat.

Pronoun

ol
  1. they, them (more than three; indefinite)

See also

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Pronoun

  1. Familial - to family members. You, when addressed to a younger sibling or to a wife.

Noun

em
  1. younger sibling

Extensive Definition

EM, Em or em has several meanings:

Computing

Scientific

Medicine

Typography & orthography

  • em (typography), a unit of measure used in orthography, typography, and also Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The em space is one em wide.
  • The em dash (—), which is one em wide.
  • Em (Cyrillic), A phoneme of the Cyrillic alphabet. It corresponds directly to the Latin alphabet letter 'M' and is pronounced similarly.
  • An em is the square of the typeface or font that is being used. For example, a 14 point EM has a 14 point square, 24 point EM a 24 point square
  • The pronunciation, in English, of the letter M.

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em in German: EM
em in Spanish: EM
em in Esperanto: Em
em in French: EM
em in Korean: EM
em in Italian: EM
em in Japanese: EM
em in Norwegian: EM
em in Low German: EM
em in Russian: Em
em in Finnish: Em
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