typeface

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • noun a set of characters in a particular design and particular weight

Electronics

  • The name given to a specific or characteristic design a given set of printed or displayed characters has. For example, the typeface utilized throughout this dictionary is Times New Roman. Other popular typefaces include Arial and Helvetica. Its abbreviation is type (7).

Information & Library Science

  • noun the size and style of printing used, measured in ‘points’ which refer to the height of the characters

Media Studies

  • noun a set of text characters, numbers and punctuation marks in a consistent design.
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