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əˈsɛn dəras·cen·der

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  1. ascendernoun

    someone who ascends

  2. ascendernoun

    a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters

  3. ascendernoun

    (printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters


  1. ascendernoun

    The portion of a lowercase letter that extends above the midline of a typeface.

  2. ascendernoun

    a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope

  3. Etymology: to ascend + -er


  1. ascender

    An ascender is the part of a lowercase letter in typography that extends above the mean line of a font, such as "b", "d", "h", "k", "l", and "t". Essentially, it is the taller portion of certain lower-case letters. This term can also refer mechanically to a piece of equipment used in climbing to ascend on a rope.


  1. Ascender

    In typography, an ascender is the portion of a minuscule letter in a Latin-derived alphabet that extends above the mean line of a font. That is, the part of a lower-case letter that is taller than the font's x-height. Ascenders, together with descenders, increase the recognizability of words. For this reason, British road signs no longer use all capital letters. Studies made at the start of the construction of the British motorway network concluded that mixed-case letters were much easier to read than "all-caps" and a special font was designed for motorway signs. These then became universal across the U.K. See Road signs in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascender in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    A askant
    B naiant
    C pecuniary
    D commensal

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