agate line

agate line
noun Date: circa 1935 a space one column wide and 1/14 inch deep used as a unit of measurement in classified advertising

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  • agate line —    , agate line    a traditional unit of area used in printing and advertising. The agate line is equal to 1/14 inch (1.814 millimeters) multiplied by the width of the printed line. Its name comes from the traditional type size called agate,… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • agate line — ☆ agate line n. a unit of measurement for classified advertising space, one column wide and 1/ 14 inch deep …   English World dictionary

  • agate line — noun space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising • Syn: ↑line • Hypernyms: ↑area unit, ↑square measure * * * noun : a space one column wide and 1/14 inch deep used as a unit of measurement in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • agate line — ag′ate line n. jou a measure of advertising space, one column wide and ¼ of an inch deep • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • agate line — a measure of advertising space, 1/14 of an inch deep and one column wide. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Agate line — Строка, набранная шрифтом в 5,5 англ. пункта; Расчётная строка при оплате объявлений …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • agate —    , agate line    a traditional unit of area used in printing and advertising. The agate line is equal to 1/14 inch (1.814 millimeters) multiplied by the width of the printed line. Its name comes from the traditional type size called agate,… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • line —    1. (li or )    a traditional unit of distance equal to 1/12 inch (about 2.1167 millimeters).    For measuring the thickness of buttons, there is also a smaller line equal to 1/40 inch (0.635 millimeter). The line is called the ligne (see… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Agate — Ag ate, n. [F. agate, It. agata, L. achates, fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Min.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agate — For other uses, see Agate (disambiguation). Agate Banded agate (agate like onyx); the specimen is 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide General Category …   Wikipedia

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