Definitions for "Arial"
A name of a family of typefaces.
Arial, sometimes marketed as Arial MT, is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface and computer font packaged with Microsoft Windows, other Microsoft software applications, Apple Mac OS X, and many Post Script computer printers. The typeface was designed in 1982 by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders for Monotype Typography. It is generally understood that Arial was meant as a cheaper substitute for (but not so close as to invite litigation) Linotype's popular Helvetica.