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Does anyone happen to know what the default fontsize of the references section in the amsart class is?

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The thebibliography environment of amsart uses the \bibliofont macro which defaults to \footnotesize. Here's the relevant code snippet from amsart.cls:

  \normalfont\bibliofont\labelsep .5em\relax
    \leftmargin\labelwidth \advance\leftmargin\labelsep
  \sloppy \clubpenalty\@M \widowpenalty\clubpenalty
  \def\@noitemerr{\@latex@warning{Empty `thebibliography' environment}}%
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