italic

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • noun type of character font in which the characters slope to the right

Information & Library Science

  • adjective relating to a typeface in which the characters slope to the right

Media Studies

  • adjective referring to printed text using letters that slope to the right.
  • noun a style of printed letter that slopes to the right

Publishing

  • adjective a style of typeface which slopes to the right and is thinner than roman, used for display, to emphasise a piece of text, or to show a difference from roman
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