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em dash

noun, Printing.
1.
a dash one em long.
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  • Credits at the end of matter are best set in italic lower-case, without any em dash to connect the credit with the quotation.

    The Magazine Style-Code Leigh H. Irvine
British Dictionary definitions for em dash

em dash

noun
1.
(printing) a dash (—) one em long
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