descender

[dih-sen-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that descends.
2.
Printing.
a.
the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
b.
a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.

Origin:
1660–70; descend + -er1

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descender (dɪˈsɛndə)
 
n
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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descender definition

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A lowercase letter that extends below the base line, such as "g", "j", or "p". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending below the base line. Compare ascender.
(1998-03-27)

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The words included seven neutral words and eight words with both one ascender and one descender.
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