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x-height

[ eks-hahyt ]
/ ˈɛksˌhaɪt /
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noun Typography.
the height of a lowercase x.
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Origin of x-height

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM x-height

x-high [eks-hahy], /ˈɛksˈhaɪ/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for x-height

x-height

noun
printing the height of lower case letters of a typeface, without ascenders or descenders
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