Definition of Ascenders

1. Noun. (plural of ascender) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ascenders

1. ascender [n] - See also: ascender

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascenders

ascendances
ascendancies
ascendancy
ascendant
ascendantly
ascendants
ascended
ascendence
ascendences
ascendencies
ascendency
ascendens
ascendent
ascendents
ascender
ascenders (current term)
ascendest
ascendeth
ascendible
ascending
ascending(a)
ascending anterior branch
ascending aorta
ascending artery
ascending branch
ascending branch of the inferior mesenteric artery
ascending cervical artery
ascending cholangitis
ascending colon
ascending colons

Literary usage of Ascenders

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Letters & Lettering: A Treatise with 200 Examples by Frank Chouteau BROWN (1921)
"It will be noticed in the diagram that the " ascenders " of the smaller letters rise about three squares to their extreme top points above the body of the ..."

2. Lettering by Thomas Wood Stevens (1916)
"Bright Ply] FIGURE Normal weight Normal ascenders Normal serifs High ascenders Normal weight and serifs Low ascenders Normal weight and serifs Light weight ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As In Ireland, it is sometimes round broad, and squat (especially in the seventh and eighth centuries), sometimes angular, with long and pointed ascenders. ..."

4. The Practice of Typography: A Treatise on the Processes of Type-making, the by Theodore Low De Vinne (1900)
"The round letters of the lower-case were unusually short for the body, with ascenders and descenders so long that the composed types had the appearance of ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"... the mere shapes of the letters; these were cast on a square shank, with all the ascenders and descenders hanging over the body, which is styled kerned. ..."

6. Texts and Their Traditions in the Medieval Library of Rochester Cathedral Priory by Mary P. Richards (1988)
"The Norman characteristics are pronounced: sharply angled finishing strokes, short split ascenders, minuscule g with an elongated tail.36 In addition, ..."

7. Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp (2004)
"... body by drastically reducing the descenders ofg, j, p, q and y, thus creating space-saving type without having to change the ascenders or the capitals. ..."

8. Principles and Practice of Show-card Writing, Prepared in the Extension by Lawrence E. Blair (1922)
"If a slanting serif is selected for the tips of the ascenders, letters with horizontal serifs should not be used. The serifs at the base of the letters are ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Ascenders on Dictionary.com!Search for Ascenders on Thesaurus.com!Search for Ascenders on Google!Search for Ascenders on Wikipedia!

Search