em dash

noun Printing.
a dash one em long.
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em dash or em rule
 
n
printing a dash (—) one em long
 
em rule or em rule
 
n

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Example sentences
As shown in the examples above, do not put a space on both sides of an em dash.
Understand the origins of the en dash, how it differs from the em dash, and
  whether it still matters.
Use an em dash-instead of a hyphen-as shown here to set off a particular phrase.
If not possible, use two hyphens to create an em dash.
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