Definition of descender
: the part of a lowercase letter (such as p) that descends below the main body of the letter; also : a letter that has such a part
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The pair improved readability of the Federal Highway Administration's standard alphabet by tweaking the relative heights of letters and the lengths of ascenders and descenders.
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