em quad


Definition of em quad

: a quad whose point dimension and set dimension are the same or very nearly the same : a quad with a square or almost square body

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First Known Use of em quad

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Em quad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/em%20quad. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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