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Ellipses

Three dots (...) that indicate an omission.

Em

Short form for em-quad.

Em-quad

In handset type, a metal space that is the square of the type body size. The name comes from the fact that in early fonts the letter M was cast on a square body.

Em-space

A space the width of an em-quad.

Emboss

Engraved or raised image in paper.

Emulsion

Sensitized silver halide coating on acetate base of film able to recreate images when exposed to light.

En

Short form for en-quad, half the width of an em.

EPS (encapsulated PostScript)

The graphics file format of the PostScript language.

Extended

Also called expanded. Typeface letters are "stretched" horizontally.