em

Definitions

General English

  • contraction
    (written as ’em)
    them

Computing

  • noun a measure equal to the width of the letter ‘m’ in a particular font
  • acronym forend of medium
    (written as EM)
  • noun a code that indicates the end of usable physical medium.

Media Studies

  • noun a unit for measuring print size, equal to the height of the typeface being used

Publishing

  • noun a measure of width of type, equivalent to the point size used: one em in 8 point is 8 points wide

Electronics

  • acronym forelectron microscope
    (written as EM)
  • acronym forelectromagnetics
    (written as EM)
  • The science that deals with electromagnetism. Its abbreviation is EM.
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