em-quad

em quad

noun
1.
a square unit of area, one em on each side.
2.
a quad having such an area. Compare quad2 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1870–75

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em quad

noun
a quad with a square body; "since 'em quad' is hard to distinguish from 'en quad', printers sometimes called it a 'mutton quad'" [syn: em
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