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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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The avalanche 900 cubic meters in size descended on the 93rd km point of the Kazarman-Atal-Chat road at 11.
Project Enduro, which designs and build four wheel mountain bikes, predominantly for use by people with disabilities, aims to break the world record of 8,000 metres descended in 24 hours.
Of one thing we can be sure, is that it is highly unlikely that anyone is descended from Llywelyn yr Llyw Olaf, if this is the Llewelyn yr Olaf mentioned by Philip Grice.
We think the evidence is finally showing that these animals which are usually considered dinosaurs were actually descended from birds, not the other way around," he added.
They descended on the famous crossing and sang the Fab Four's hits to mark the 40th anniversary of the record.
The al-Nahyans are descended from Shaikh Nahyan, an 18th century tribal chieftain descended from Shaikh Yas.
1 : to come or go down from a higher place or level to a lower one <The elevator descended.
Further, as from the marriage of their daughter, Edith or Matilda to the future King Henry I of England in 1100, it came about that not only the King of Scots, but also the Kings of England from Henry II onwards, were descended from Alfred the Great.
The six people were injured when the aircraft descended after its collision warning system triggered, British Airways spokesman Richard Goodfellow said on 21 October.
A United States accountancy professor said to be the first man outside Asia identified as being directly descended from Genghis Khan says he does not believe the warlord is his ancestor after all.
A UNITED States accountancy professor, said to be the first man outside Asia identified as being directly descended from Genghis Khan, says he does not believe the warlord is his ancestor after all.
The third particularity of the descent of things from the jabart to the malakut, and from the malakut to the mulk, is that the limitations of the descended thing do not necessitate any limitation in the origin of descent.