kerning

[ kur-ning ]
/ ˈkɜr nɪŋ /

noun Printing.

the setting of two letters closer together than is usual by removing space between them.

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Origin of kerning

First recorded in 1675–85; kern2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for kerning

kerning
/ (ˈkɜːnɪŋ) /

noun

printing the adjustment of space between the letters of words to improve the appearance of text matter
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