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descender (plural descenders)
- A person or thing that descends.
- (typography) The part of a lowercase letter that is drawn below the bottom of lowercase letters, such as the tail of the letters g, p, and q.
- (cycling) A cyclist who excels at fast descents.
- A belay device used in rock climbing
- decender (obsolete)
- (intransitive) to descend (to pass from a higher to a lower place)
- (genealogy, with de) to descend (from) (to have as an ancestor)
- (etymology, with de) to descend (from) (to have as an etymon)
Conjugation of the Portuguese -er verb descender
- (Castilian) IPA(key): /desθenˈdeɾ/, [d̪esθẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]
- (Latin America) IPA(key): /dessenˈdeɾ/, [d̪essẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]
- to descend
- Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.
- 1 Mostly obsolete form, now mainly used in legal jargon.
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.
- “descender” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.