Definition of lightface in English:

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lightface

Pronunciation: /ˈlītfās/

noun

Typeface or font characterized by light, thin lines.
Example sentences
  • Bootstrap values (1,000 replicates of heuristic search with random order of taxon entry) are shown in boldface, and branch lengths (accelerated transformation option) are shown in lightface.
  • Microsatellite markers are in lightface type.
  • Matches to the hypermutation hotspot RGYW and its reverse complement, WRCY, are in lightface type.

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Syllabification: light·face

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