What does descender mean?

Definitions for descender
dɪˈsɛn dərde·scen·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descender(noun)

    someone who descends

  2. descender(noun)

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

  3. descender(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. descender(Noun)

    A person or thing that descends.

  2. descender(Noun)

    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. descender(Noun)

    A cyclist who excels at fast descents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descender(noun)

    one who descends

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce descender?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say descender in sign language?

  1. descender

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.

Images & Illustrations of descender

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