pica

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a size of typeface equal to 0.422 cm or ten characters to the inch

Computing

Information & Library Science

  • noun a measurement of typeface equal to 12 point

Media Studies

  • noun a unit of measurement for printing type, equal to 12 points or 0.422 cm/0.166 in.

Medical

  • noun a desire to eat things which are not food, e.g. wood or paper, often found in pregnant women and small children
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