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ascender

[ə′sen·dər]
(graphic arts)
That part of some lowercase letters which extends above the main body, as in b, d, and h.

ascender

(text)
A lowercase letter that extends above the "x-height" (the height of the letter "x"), such as "d", "t", or "h". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending above the x-height.

Compare descender.

ascender

The part of lowercase b, d, f, h, k, l, and t, that extends above the body of the letters. See typeface.


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The Isuzu Ascender is a true SUV for families who now need to move up to more room, more performance, more security and more value," said Rick Balsiger, Vice President of SUV Marketing and Product Planning for American Isuzu.
The 2003 Isuzu Ascender will be offered in three trim levels -- S, LS and Limited -- with a choice of two-wheel drive or on-demand four-wheel drive.
All Ascender models will be equipped with sporty 17-inch alloy wheels, overfenders, body side moldings and a roof-mounted luggage rack.
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Because both companies' target market and clientele are essentially the same, the partnership with Ascender Software complements EZ-CAP's services very well," said Darryl Low, president of MZIHC.
Ascender offers features that will add value to EZ-CAP clients.