[ dih-sen-der ]
/ dɪˈsɛn dər /
a person or thing that descends.
- the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
- a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.
Affect vs. Effect: Use The Correct Word Every TimeWhen do you use AFFECT vs EFFECT? Use this easy rule to always know when to use affect vs effect.
Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.
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Examples from the Web for descender
Basta descender cinco mil varas para pasar de los musgos del polo a las selvas del Ecuador.Heath's Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader|Ernesto Nelson
British Dictionary definitions for descender
/ (dɪˈsɛndə) /
a person or thing that descends
printing the portion of a letter, such as j, p, or y, below the level of the base of an x or n
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Word Origin and History for descender
in typography, "part of a letter that extends below the body," 1802, agent noun from descend.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper