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descender

[ dih-sen-der ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that descends.
  2. Printing.
    1. the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
    2. a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.


descender

/ dɪˈsɛndə /

noun

  1. a person or thing that descends
  2. 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 History and Origins

Origin of descender1

First recorded in 1660–70; descend + -er 1

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Example Sentences

Basta descender cinco mil varas para pasar de los musgos del polo a las selvas del Ecuador.

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