See also: endash, en-dash, , and

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Named for its width, which is equal to the width of the letter m or M, or approximately twice the width of an en dash.

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em dash (plural em dashes)

  1. (typography) The symbol () (used to demarcate a parenthetical thought or to indicate a break, or for emphasis)

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These symbols are often identical in appearance and can be used as quotation dashes:

  • (em dash)
  • (horizontal bar)

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