x-height
noun Date: circa 1945 the height of a lowercase x used to represent the height of the main body of a lowercase letter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • x-height — x high /eks huy /, adj. /eks huyt /, n. Typography. the height of a lowercase x. [1945 50] * * * X factor, x height see under ↑X (symbol). xˈ height noun (printing) The height of a lower case x, used as a measure of the height of a typeface • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • x-height — In typography, the x height or corpus size refers to the distance between the baseline and the mean line in a typeface. Typically, this is the height of the letter x in the font (the source of the term), as well as the u, v, w, and z. (Curved… …   Wikipedia

  • X-height — In typography, the x height or corpus size refers to the distance between the baseline and the mean line in a typeface. Typically, this is the height of the letter x in the font (which is where the terminology came from), as well as the u , v , w …   Wikipedia

  • x-height — Высота строчных знаков, Рост строчных (x height)     Расстояние от линии шрифта [воображаемая линия, на которой располагаются буквы] до верхней линии строчных, то есть высота строчных букв без свисаний [часть контура, выступающая ниже базовой… …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • x-height — x high /eks huy /, adj. /eks huyt /, n. Typography. the height of a lowercase x. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • x-height — noun The distance between the baseline and midline in a typeface, typically equal to the height of the lower case letter x …   Wiktionary

  • x-height — noun the height of a lower case x, considered characteristic of a given typeface or script …   English new terms dictionary

  • x height — noun : the distance between the top and bottom of a printed letter (as x, a, r, w) without an ascender or descender; also : the corresponding dimension in the type from which such letters are printed …   Useful english dictionary

  • X-height — Высота строчных букв без выносных элементов; Высота строчных литер; Высота символов нижнего регистра …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • x-height line — Линия строчных (Lowercase line, x height line, Mean line)     Воображаемая линия, проходящая по верхнему краю строчных знаков. См. также Высота строчных …   Шрифтовая терминология

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