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serif in Newspapers, printing, publishing topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishserifser‧if /ˈserɪf/ noun [countable]  TCNa short flat line at the top or bottom of some printed letters sans serif
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serifFirstly, the text will generally look better in a serif face, especially if there is a lot of it.The variation between the two creates interest and, anyway, serif faces are easier to read in large quantities.The sentence I had just written in a staid serif typeface suddenly was pushed leeward.The buttons for each floor were round and prominent, like discoloured eyeballs, with serif numbers as pupils.