typeface
Definition - A stylistically unified set of glyphs representing letters, numerals, ideograms, punctuation marks, and symbols.
Note: The terms typeface and font are often used synonymously.

Example -
The words in this sentence are displayed in some typeface.

Etymology -
The word type derives from the Latin typus, figure or form, which in turn derives from the Greek typos, dent or impression.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1923:
"The choice of type face is always a matter of immediate and insistent importance."
(S. Morison On Type Faces p. v)



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