Em



[em] /ɛm/

noun, plural ems.
1.
the letter M, m.
2.
Also called mut, mutton. Printing.

3.
.
adjective
4.
Printing. having the area of an or the length of an .
Symbol, Physical Chemistry.
1.
(def 3).
1.
.
2.
.
3.
electronic mail.
4.
electron microscope; electron microscopy.
5.
end matched.
6.
Engineer of Mines.
7.
enlisted man; enlisted men.
[uh m] /əm/
pronoun, Informal.
1.
them:
Put ’em down there.
1.
variant of 1. before b, p, and sometimes m:
embalm.
1.
variant of 2. before b, m, p, ph:
embolism, emphasis.
1.
Earl Marshal.
2.
Engineer of Mines.
/ɛm/
noun (printing)
1.
Also called mutton, mut. the square of a body of any size of type, used as a unit of measurement
2.
Also called pica em, pica. a unit of measurement used in printing, equal to one sixth of an inch
prefix
1.
before b, m, and p, a variant of en-1 , en-2
/əm/
pronoun
1.
an informal variant of them

from French assimilation of en- to following labial (see en- (1)). Also a prefix used to form verbs from adjectives and nouns.

representing Latin ex- assimilated to following -m- (see ex-).

Middle English, now taken as a colloquial abbreviation of them, but originally a form of hem, dative and accusative of the third person plural pronoun.

EM abbr.
electron microscope

em- pref.
Variant of en-2.

End of Medium
1.
electromagnetic
2.
electron microscope
3.
enlisted man
Engineer of Mines

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