- 1 (usually as noun kerning) Adjust the spacing between (characters) in a piece of text to be printed: there was not facility for accurate kerning on a global basisMore example sentences
- Although, I am pleased and happily surprised that words like superscript, subscript, proportionally spaced fonts, kerning, etc. are being used in the mainstream media, I don't believe anyone is really listening.
- Cease any talk of font analysis, kerning, superscripts or anything else of a typographical nature.
- The typesetting shows problems as well, and the kerning and word-spacing in some lines is so awkward as to render the line almost unreadable.
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late 17th century: perhaps from French carne 'corner', from Latin cardo, cardin- 'hinge'.
- 1 • historical A light-armed Irish foot soldier.More example sentences
- Composition involved, in Gaelic parts, the commutation of the chief's right to take up supplies for his household and quarter his kerne and galloglass on his subjects for defence.
- The crude unsigned illustrations depict the activities of the Irish kern, while the refined signed cuts offer images of a resplendent English contingent led by Sir Henry Sidney in the name of the Queen.
- Recruiting large numbers of Gaelic kern, they then invaded England, landing at Furness in Lancashire, and immediately made for Richard III's old power base in north Yorkshire.
late Middle English: from Irish ceithearn, from Old Irish ceithern 'band of foot soldiers'.