a person or thing that ascends or causes ascension.
the part of a lowercase letter, as b, d, f, h, that rises above x-height.
a letter rising above x-height, as b, d, f, h, etc.
The head of a stem (especially of an ascender) should be slightly wider than the foot (fig. 83).
Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering Edward Johnston
Before reaching the half ascender made a spurt and was third, but he soon died away, Drake Carter taking third place.
History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921 John Lawrence O’Connor
the part of certain lower-case letters, such as b or h, that extends above the body of the letter
any letter having such a part
a person or thing that ascends
another word for ascendeur
A lowercase letter that extends above the “x-height” (the height of the letter “x”), such as “d”, “t”, or “h”. Also used to denote the part of the letter extending above the x-height.
noun (mountaineering) a metal grip that is threaded on a rope and can be alternately tightened and slackened as an aid to climbing the rope: used attached to slings for the feet and waist Also called ascender
moving upward; rising. Botany. growing or directed upward, especially obliquely or in a curve from the base. to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise: The airplane ascended into the clouds. to slant upward. to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree or level: to ascend […]
- Ascending artery
ascending artery ascending artery as·cend·ing artery (ə-sěn’dĭng) n. The branch of the ileocolic artery that communicates with a branch of the colic artery and supplies the ascending colon.
- Ascending colon
the first portion of the colon, beginning at the cecum in the lower right abdominal cavity and continuing upward along the right posterior abdominal wall to approximately the lower ribs. Historical Examples Several cases of recovery from wounds of the cæcum and ascending colon are recounted below. Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry […]