em quad


noun

a square unit of area, one em on each side.
a quad having such an area.Compare quad2(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. elzevir,
  2. elzevir, louis,
  3. em,
  4. em dash,
  5. em pica,
  6. em-,
  7. emaciate,
  8. emaciated,
  9. emaciation,
  10. emacs

Origin of em quad

First recorded in 1870–75

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