emergency medical service.
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 ).
European Monetary System.
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noun, plural ems.
the letter M, m.
Also called mut, mutton. Printing.
the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size.
(originally) the portion of a line of type occupied by the letter M in type of the same size.
Printing. having the area of an em quad or the length of an em dash.


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

Ems or Bad Ems (ɛmz)
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)
Bad Ems or Bad Ems

abbreviation for
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

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Medical Dictionary

EM abbr.
electron microscope

EMS abbr.
electrical muscle stimulation

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Slang Dictionary

em definition

and emm
  1. n.
    an empty liquor bottle. (See also knock (so's) block off.) : Put your ems in the garbage, not on the floor.
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Computing Dictionary

EMS definition

Expanded Memory Specification

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. electromagnetic

  2. electron microscope

  3. enlisted man

  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

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