Descender meaning

dĭ-sĕndər
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One that descends.
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A person or thing that descends.
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The part of lower case characters g, j, p, q and y that fall below the line. Sometimes these characters are displayed and printed with shortened descenders in order to fit into a smaller character cell, making them difficult to read. See typeface.
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A person or thing that descends.
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(typography) The part of a lowercase letter that is drawn below the bottom of lowercase letters, such as the tail of the letters g, p, and q.
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(cycling) A cyclist who excels at fast descents.
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Origin of descender

  • descend +‎ -er (“agent suffix”)

    From Wiktionary