em
M M, n. 1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also {em}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (law) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy. [1913 Webster]

{M roof} (Arch.), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • em — em …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • EM — EM; Em; em·a·gram; em·a·nant; em·a·nate; em·a·na·tion; em·a·na·tion·ism; em·a·na·tion·ist; em·a·na·tive; em·a·na·tor; em·a·na·tory; em·a·nom·e·ter; em·ba·dom·o·nas; em·bale; em·ball; em·bal·lo·nu·ri·dae; em·balm; em·balm·er; em·balm·ment;… …   English syllables

  • EM — EM, Em or em has several meanings:cript* Em or M, the thirteenth letter of the Roman alphabetComputing* End of Medium, an ISO C0 control code * emphasis (typography), or , the HTML element for emphasis * Expectation maximization algorithm, used… …   Wikipedia

  • EM — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Contenido 1 Ciencia 2 Computación 3 Medicina 4 Músic …   Wikipedia Español

  • EM — steht als Kürzel oder Abkürzung für: Effektive Mikroorganismen Eisenbahnmuseum Einseitenbandmodulation in der Funktechnik Elektro Material AG, ein Schweizer Elektrogrosshandelsunternehmen Elektromigration bei Elektrischen Leiterbahnen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • em — prep. Indicativa de relação de lugar (ex.: em casa), tempo (ex.: em janeiro), modo (ex.: em cabelo), preço (ex.: avaliado em dez centavos). (Com o gerúndio, equivale a logo que, depois que [ex.: em chegando, lá irá].) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Em — steht als Kürzel oder Abkürzung für: Effektive Mikroorganismen Eisenbahnmuseum Einseitenbandmodulation in der Funktechnik Elektro Material AG, ein Schweizer Elektrogrosshandelsunternehmen Elektromigration bei Elektrischen Leiterbahnen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EM — 〈f. 10; Abk. für〉 Europameisterschaft * * * Em: veraltetes chem. Symbol für ↑ Emanation. * * * EM [e: |ɛm ], die; , [s]: Europameisterschaft. * * * EM,   Abkürzung für …   Universal-Lexikon

  • em — vezn. (korelativni) DEFINICIJA ekspr., ob. u: FRAZEOLOGIJA em... em odgovara značenjima: i... i, jedno što je... drugo što je [em glup, em lijen] …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • em — /em/, n., pl. ems, adj. n. 1. the letter M, m. 2. Also called mut, mutton. Print. a. the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size. b. (originally) the portion of a line of type occupied by… …   Universalium

  • em. — em. 〈Abk. für〉 emeritiert, emeritus * * * em. = emeritiert, emeritus. * * * em.,   emer., emerit., Abkürzungen für emeritus. * * * em. = emeritiert, emeritus …   Universal-Lexikon

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