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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.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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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