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descender

[di′sen·dər]
(graphic arts)
The segment of certain letters which extends below the general level of cross-alignment with other letters; for example, the lower part of “g” or “y.”

descender

(text)
A lowercase letter that extends below the base line, such as "g", "j", or "p". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending below the base line. Compare ascender.

descender

The part of lower case characters g, j, p, q and y that fall below the line. Sometimes these characters are displayed and printed with shortened descenders in order to fit into a smaller character cell, making them difficult to read. See typeface.


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Advancing stocks outnumbered decliners by a margin of 75 to 57 and the prices of 21 companies remained unchanged.
Decliners outnumbered the advancers by a margin of 87 to 51 and the prices of 16 companies remained unchanged.
Securities, banking and insurance firms were the only decliners.
Advancing issues overwhelmed decliners 701 to 165, with 163 issues rising by their 15% limit.
Predictably, Thursday's big decliners included some of Wednesday's big gainers.
At the same time, the biggest decliners in terms of houses sold were Windham County, which experienced a drop of 24.
Decliners were led by securities, insurance and utilities while gainers included services, airlines and construction firms.
Decliners led advancers 582 to 260 while 48 remained unchanged.
Since we have a lot of decliners today, I'm going to focus on the stocks at the bottom of the SPX.
Decliners were led by steel, tire and oil firms while gainers included real estate, utilities and consumer finance issues.
Decliners overwhelmed advancers 453 to 352 while three issues closed unchanged.