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sans serif

A typeface without serifs. For example, Helvetica or Modern. Sans serif type is more legible in headings than in a long passage of text. Helvetica is an example of a sans serif typeface. First designed by William Caslon IV in 1816, it was originally referred to as English Egyptian. Also known as Gothic in the United States and Grotesque in Europe.

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sans serif

A general term for fonts without traditional serifs ( sans is the French for without ). Here is an illustration of several sans-serif fonts.
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sans serif

A font that does not have serifs. For example, Helvetica or Modern.
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sans serif

See the section on serifs.
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sans serif

Typefaces without serifs. Sans serif typefaces are sometimes referred to as Gothics.
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sans serif

A type face that does not have serifs. Generally a low-contrast design. Sans serif faces lend a clean, simple appearance to documents.
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