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      n     (Printing)  
1      (Also called)    mutton, mut   the square of a body of any size of type, used as a unit of measurement  
2      (Also called)    pica em, pica   a unit of measurement used in printing, equal to one sixth of an inch  
     (C19: from the name of the letter M)  


em-  
      prefix   a variant of en-1 and en-2 before b, m, and p  
'em  
      pron      an informal variant of       them  
em dash   , rule  
      n     (Printing)   a dash (—) one em long  
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pica   [1]  
      n  
1      (Also called)    em, pica em          a printer's unit of measurement, equal to 12 points or 0.166 ins  
2    (formerly) a size of printer's type equal to 12 point  
3    a typewriter type size having 10 characters to the inch  
     (C15: from Anglo-Latin pica list of ecclesiastical regulations, apparently from Latin pica magpie, with reference to its habit of making collections of miscellaneous items; the connection between the original sense (ecclesiastical list) and the typography meanings is obscure)  


em         
      n     (Printing)  
1      (Also called)    mutton, mut   the square of a body of any size of type, used as a unit of measurement  
2      (Also called)    pica em, pica   a unit of measurement used in printing, equal to one sixth of an inch  
     (C19: from the name of the letter M)  
em-  
      prefix   a variant of en-1 and en-2 before b, m, and p  
'em  
      pron      an informal variant of       them  
em dash   , rule  
      n     (Printing)   a dash (—) one em long  

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'em, Ems, EMS, EMS

EMS n.
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