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English noun: em

1. em (quantity) a quad with a square body

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

Synonymsem quad, mutton quad

Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure

2. em (quantity) a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing

Synonymspica, pica em

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

Part holonymen, nut, point

Part meronymin, inch

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