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A unit of linear type measure; equal to one-half the point size of the type in question, that is, equal to one-half the width of an em.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
enIn typography, a unit of measure equal to the width of the capital letter N in a particular font. An "en dash" is a dash one en wide and is typically used to separate ranges of numbers, months and names. See em.
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