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Definitions for descender
dɪˈsɛn dərde·scen·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendernoun

    someone who descends

  2. descendernoun

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

  3. descendernoun

    (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters

Wiktionary

  1. descendernoun

    A person or thing that descends.

  2. descendernoun

    The part of a lowercase letter that is drawn below the bottom of lowercase letters, such as the tail of the letters g, p, and q.

  3. descendernoun

    A cyclist who excels at fast descents.

Wikipedia

  1. Descender

    In typography and handwriting, a descender is the portion of a letter that extends below the baseline of a font. For example, in the letter y, the descender is the "tail", or that portion of the diagonal line which lies below the v created by the two lines converging. In the letter p, it is the stem reaching down past the o. In most fonts, descenders are reserved for lowercase characters such as g, j, q, p, y, and sometimes f. Some fonts, however, also use descenders for some numerals (typically 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9). Such numerals are called old-style numerals. (Some italic fonts, such as Computer Modern italic, put a descender on the numeral 4 but not on any other numerals. Such fonts are not considered old-style.) Some fonts also use descenders for the tails on a few uppercase letters such as J and Q.The parts of characters that extend above the x-height of a font are called ascenders.Descenders are often reduced in small-print typefaces for uses such as newspapers, directories or pocket Bibles to fit more text on a page. More radically, on 20 May 1802 Philip Rusher of Banbury patented a new Patent Type with eliminated descenders and shortened ascenders. The type did not prove successful, nor did another use in 1852. The Art Nouveau display typeface Hobo and headline typeface Permanent Headline which also eliminate descenders have both been somewhat popular since.Some early computer displays (for example, the Compukit UK101) and printers (for example, the Commodore 4022) restricted the vertical spacing of characters so that there was no space for correct display of descenders. Instead, characters with descenders were displaced vertically upwards so that the bottom of the descender was aligned with the baseline. Contemporary systems that did not have this restriction were described as supporting true descenders.

ChatGPT

  1. descender

    A descender is a portion of a letter in lowercase, such as 'g', 'j', 'q', 'p', 'y', or 'f' that extends or descends below the baseline of other lowercase letters in a font. It is a term primarily used in typography and handwriting analysis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descendernoun

    one who descends

Wikidata

  1. Descender

    In typography, a descender is the portion of a letter that extends below the baseline of a font. The line that descenders reach down to is known as the beard line. For example, in the letter y, the descender would be the "tail," or that portion of the diagonal line which lies below the v created by the two lines converging. In the letter p at right, it is the stem reaching down past the o. In most fonts, descenders are reserved for lowercase characters such as g, j, q, p, y, and sometimes f. Some fonts, however, also use descenders for some numerals. Such numerals are called old-style numerals. Some fonts also use descenders for the tails on a few uppercase letters such as J and Q. The parts of characters that extend above the x-height of a font are called ascenders.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of descender in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of descender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of descender in a Sentence

  1. Mitchelton Scott rider Van Vleuten:

    It was unbelievable. With 300 meters to go I still thought I would get second and then I saw her dying. To win like this... it was a tough ride, but beautiful `, the gap going into the descent was really small and Anna is also a really good descender, but I always keep believing and keep on thinking that anything is possible and never give up. That was really important today.

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