EM

em, pica em, pica

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

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’”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

em (plural ems)

The name of the Latin-script letter M.

(typography) A unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.

Synonyms: quad, em quad, mutton, mut

Etymology 2

Determiner

em

Alternative form of 'em

Etymology 3

Pronoun

em third-person singular, gender-neutral, objective case (reflexive emself, possessive adjective eir, possessive pronoun eirs)

(rare) A gender-neutral third-person singular object pronoun, the objective case of ey, equivalent to the singular them and coordinate with him and her.

Synonyms

see English third-person singular pronouns

Etymology 4

Compare um.

Interjection

em

(Scotland, Ireland) a form of hesitant speech, or an expression of uncertainty; um; umm; erm

Anagrams

• -me-, M&E, ME, Me, Me., me

Noun

EM (countable and uncountable, plural EMs)

(biology, countable) Initialism of Effective Microorganism.

(energy) Initialism of Energy Management.

(countable) Abbreviation of electron microscope.

(uncountable) Abbreviation of electron microscopy.

(uncountable) Initialism of electromagnetism.

Adjective

EM (not comparable)

Abbreviation of electromagnetic.

Anagrams

• -me-, M&E, ME, Me, Me., me

Proper noun

Em

A diminutive of the female given names Emily and Emma.

Short for Eminem.

Anagrams

• -me-, M&E, ME, Me, Me., me

Source: Wiktionary



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