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Definition of EM

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M \M\, n.
     1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type:
        500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also {em}.] [1913 Webster]

     2. (law) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy. [1913 Webster]

     {M roof} (Arch.), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

'Em \'Em\
     An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem, them. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Em \Em\, n. (Print.)
     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Em- \Em-\
     A prefix. See {En-}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

EM
         Extensions Manager (Apple)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]


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