ems


  1. emergency medical service.
  2. 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).
  3. European Monetary System.
  4. express mail service: an international service offered by the postal operators of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

noun, plural ems.

  1. the letter M, m.
  2. Also called mut, mutton. Printing.
    1. the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size.
    2. (originally) the portion of a line of type occupied by the letter M in type of the same size.
  3. em pica.

adjective

  1. Printing. having the area of an em quad or the length of an em dash.

noun

  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)

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

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

abbr.

  1. electrical muscle stimulation
  2. Emergency Medical Service

abbr.

  1. electron microscope

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