x-height

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x-height

[′eks ‚hīt]
(graphic arts)
The height of the lowercase letter x in a font.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

x-height

In typography, the height of the letter "x" in lower case. Point size includes the x-height, the height of the ascender and the height of the descender. See typeface.


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