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noun


(1)   Half the width of an em
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Etymology 1


The name of the letter comes from . Typographic sense 1793.

Noun



  1. The name of the letter N, n.
    The ems and ens at the beginnings and ends.
  2. A unit of measurement equal to half of an em (half of the height of the type in use).

Preposition



  1. Used in various phrases borrowed from French (see "Derived terms" below).