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EMS

1.
emergency medical service.
2.
Digital Technology. enhanced message service: a system for sending long or formatted text messages, images, music, etc., from one cell phone to another.
Compare SMS (def 1a).
3.
European Monetary System.

em

[em] /ɛm/
noun, plural ems.
1.
the letter M, m.
2.
Also called mut, mutton. Printing.
  1. the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size.
  2. (originally) the portion of a line of type occupied by the letter M in type of the same size.
3.
adjective
4.
Printing. having the area of an em quad or the length of an em dash.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for EMS

Ems

/ɛmz/
noun
1.
a town in W Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate: famous for the Ems Telegram (1870), Bismarck's dispatch that led to the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. Pop: 9666 (2003 est)
2.
a river in W Germany, rising in the Teutoburger Wald and flowing generally north to the North Sea. Length: about 370 km (230 miles)

EMS

abbreviation
1.
European Monetary System
2.
enhanced messaging service: a system used for sending text messages containing special text formatting, animations, etc, to and from mobile phones

em

/ɛm/
noun (printing)
1.
Also called mutton, mut. the square of a body of any size of type, used as a unit of measurement
2.
Also called pica em, pica. a unit of measurement used in printing, equal to one sixth of an inch
Word Origin
C19: from the name of the letter M
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EMS in Medicine

EM abbr.
electron microscope

EMS abbr.
electrical muscle stimulation

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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EMS in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for EMS

EMS

  1. electrical muscle stimulation
  2. Element Management System
  3. Emergency Medical Service
  4. European Monetary System
  5. Event Management Service
  6. expanded memory specification
  7. expanded memory system

EM

  1. electromagnetic
  2. electron microscope
  3. enlisted man
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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