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ascendant

noun ancestor, antecedent, for ebear, for efather, for erunner, genitor, praestare, pr ecursor, pr edecessor, pr ocr eator, pr ogenitor, sir e, summus
See also: ancestor, dominant, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, primogenitor, prosperous
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In sans-serif fonts the bar is placed in the middle between the bowl and the overall height of the ascender (for the lack of serifs).
Once the upper, middle and lower lines have been placed, the character will be heuristically categorized into either an ascender, a descender or neither.
Ascender would be useful for carrying science experiments, high-level photography, meteorological research, astronaut training, and carrying passengers on brief space experience flights.
Although apparently uncrossed in both instances, the ascender noted by Doody in the formation of the last letter of the word could, therefore, belong to a "t.
For the individual ascender, cheaters and impostors are removed or marginalized from a social setting when their purely self-interested cheating behaviors are detected, thus ending or curtailing the relationship.
One of these was the letter thorn (centre right), pronounced as th and also represented as a but with a tall ascender.
With the help of a mechanical ascender, guides and novice climbers creep up ropes like inchworms into the forest canopy.
Nigel Smith, chief executive Officer of Ascender, said: "Hacienda del Alamo is becoming one of the leading golf resorts in Europe.
Thomas Voeckler's gutsy stint in the yellow jersey will probably end tomorrow, while the two remaining time trials will surely be the undoing of ace ascender Ivan Basso.
Aerospace engineers say a new type of superplane, the Ascender, will use advanced jet and rocket technology to blast into space and circle the globe at speeds up to 17,000 miles an hour.
Da-Lite Screen Company has expanded its line of electric screen products to include the Ascender Electrol screen.
Andrews previously served on the boards of Ascender Software (acquired by Matrix Medical Network) and Medify (acquired by Alliance Health Networks).