ascender

[uh-sen-der]
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noun

a person or thing that ascends or causes ascension.
Printing.
  1. the part of a lowercase letter, as b, d, f, h, that rises above x-height.
  2. a letter rising above x-height, as b, d, f, h, etc.

Nearby words

  1. ascend,
  2. ascendance,
  3. ascendancy,
  4. ascendant,
  5. ascendency,
  6. ascendeur,
  7. ascending,
  8. ascending artery,
  9. ascending colon,
  10. ascending degeneration

Origin of ascender

First recorded in 1615–25; ascend + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for ascender

ascender

noun

printing
  1. the part of certain lower-case letters, such as b or h, that extends above the body of the letter
  2. any letter having such a part
a person or thing that ascends
another word for ascendeur
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