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Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

The part of a lower-case letter that lies below the baseline. Only a few letters have descenders: y and g are examples.

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descendible

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 30 words.

Traditionally so spelled—not descendable. (See -ABLE (A).) But this creates something of an anomaly because

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descender

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 31 words.

In palaeography, as also in typography, a descender is the downward stroke or loop below the base line in letters

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descendible

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 37 words.

Traditionally so spelled—not ✳descendable. (See -able (a).) But this creates something of an anomaly because ascendable has

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descender

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Bibliography.

The part of a lower-case letter that lies below the baseline. Only a few letters have descenders: y and g are examples.

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descender

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 24 words.

The part of a lower-case letter that lies below the *baseline. Only a few letters have descenders: y and g are examples....

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descender

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 29 words.

A typographical term that indicates the part of a lower-case letter that lies below the *baseline. Only a few letters have descenders: y and g are examples....

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Orpheus Descending

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

AT: Battle of Angels A: Tennessee Williams Pf: 1940, Boston (as Battle of Angels); rev....

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descending reticular formation n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 31 words.

The part of the corticospinal tract that descends through the reticular formation in the brainstem and controls spinal reflexes and

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descending reticular formation n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 31 words.

The part of the *corticospinal tract that descends through the *reticular formation in the brainstem and controls spinal

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descending reticular formation

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The part of the corticospinal tract that descends through the reticular formation in the brainstem and controls spinal reflexes and motor behaviour. Compare ascending reticular activating...

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Orpheus Descending (1940)

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 312 words.

The Orpheus figure is a 30-year-old blues guitarist Val Xavier, who ‘descends’ penniless on a small Southern town and is

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descending

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Describing a structure that runs from anterior to posterior, even in quadrupeds.

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descending

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 13 words.

Describing a structure that runs from anterior to posterior, even in quadrupeds.

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descendible

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 388 words.

babble, bedabble, dabble, drabble, gabble, grabble, rabble, scrabble • amble, bramble, Campbell, gamble, gambol, ramble, scramble, shamble

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descender

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 153 words.

bedder, cheddar, Edda, Enzedder, header, Kedah, shedder, shredder, spreader, tedder, threader, treader, Vedda • elder, Griselda, welder,

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descender

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 152 words.

bedder, cheddar, Edda, Enzedder, header, Kedah, shedder, shredder, spreader, tedder, threader, treader, Vedda • elder, Griselda, welder,

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descendible

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 387 words.

babble, bedabble, dabble, drabble, gabble, grabble, rabble, scrabble • amble, bramble, Campbell, gamble, gambol, ramble, scramble, shamble

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descend

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 24 words.

XIII. — (O)F. descendre :- L. dēscendere, f. DE- 1 + scandere climb.

So descendant issue, offspring. XVI. —

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descender

Edited by Michael F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 25 words.

The part of a lower-case letter that extends below the *baseline; by transference, the letter itself, as in ‘j’

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descend

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 3 words.

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