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x-height

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

First recorded in 1945–50
Related formsx-high [eks-hahy] /ˈɛksˈhaɪ/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for x-height

x-height

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