Etymology
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en (n.)

name of the letter "N;" in printing (1793), a space half as wide as an em.

en (prep.)

French, "in; as," from Latin in (see in).

updated on August 18, 2014

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Definitions of en from WordNet

en (n.)
half the width of an em;
Synonyms: nut
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