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ascender

[ uh-sen-der ]
/ əˈsɛn dər /
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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.

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Origin of ascender

First recorded in 1615–25; ascend + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for ascender

ascender
/ (əˈsɛndə) /

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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