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 for twip
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  twip
  
      (TWentIeth of a Point) 1/20 of a Postscript
     point, or 1/1440th of an inch.  There are thus 1440 twips to
     an inch or about 567 twips to a centimeter.
  
     Twips are used in Microsoft formats and products, notably
     Rich Text Format, Visual BASIC, Visual C++, and printer
     drivers; and in IBM AFP products.
  
     Twips were devised in the olden days to describe the sizes of
     characters produced by dot matrix printers that were
     constrained to multiples of either 12 or 10 dots per inch.
  
     [Is it definitely relative to a __Postscript__ point, as opposed
     to one of the other definitions of point?]
  
     (2002-03-11)
  

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