agate line
   , agate line
   a traditional unit of area used in printing and advertising. The agate line is equal to 1/14 inch (1.814 millimeters) multiplied by the width of the printed line. Its name comes from the traditional type size called agate, which sets approximately 14 lines to the inch (very small print!).

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  • agate line — ☆ agate line n. a unit of measurement for classified advertising space, one column wide and 1/ 14 inch deep …   English World dictionary

  • agate line — noun space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising • Syn: ↑line • Hypernyms: ↑area unit, ↑square measure * * * noun : a space one column wide and 1/14 inch deep used as a unit of measurement in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • agate line — ag′ate line n. jou a measure of advertising space, one column wide and ¼ of an inch deep • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • agate line — noun Date: circa 1935 a space one column wide and 1/14 inch deep used as a unit of measurement in classified advertising …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agate line — a measure of advertising space, 1/14 of an inch deep and one column wide. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Agate line — Строка, набранная шрифтом в 5,5 англ. пункта; Расчётная строка при оплате объявлений …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • agate —    , agate line    a traditional unit of area used in printing and advertising. The agate line is equal to 1/14 inch (1.814 millimeters) multiplied by the width of the printed line. Its name comes from the traditional type size called agate,… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • line —    1. (li or )    a traditional unit of distance equal to 1/12 inch (about 2.1167 millimeters).    For measuring the thickness of buttons, there is also a smaller line equal to 1/40 inch (0.635 millimeter). The line is called the ligne (see… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Agate — Ag ate, n. [F. agate, It. agata, L. achates, fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Min.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agate — For other uses, see Agate (disambiguation). Agate Banded agate (agate like onyx); the specimen is 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide General Category …   Wikipedia

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