en dash

noun Printing.
a dash one en long.
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en dash or en rule
 
n
printing a dash (--) one en long
 
en rule or en rule
 
n

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The key word is followed by a space, en dash, space.
Understand the origins of the en dash, how it differs from the em dash, and whether it still matters.
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