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Meaning of ascender

as•cend•er

Pronunciation: (u-sen'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that ascends or causes ascension.
    1. the part of a lowercase letter, as b, d, f, h, that rises above x-height.
    2. a letter rising above x-height, as b, d, f, h, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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