May 23, 2017


In typography, the portion of some lowercase letters that extends above the character’s x-height. The ascending characters are b, d, f, h, k, l, and t. They may not always align at the top of the ascender, although most do.
December 12, 2016

Ascender Line

In typography, an imaginary horizontal line that marks the uppermost point of an ascender. See Ascender.
December 12, 2016

Ash Content

The amount of filler in a paper. Paper consists of organic cellulose fibers combined with inorganic fillers such as clay,titanium dioxide, or calcium carbonate, added during papermaking to increase such paper properties as brightness,whiteness, or opacity. For many
December 12, 2016

Aspect Ratio

The ratio, typically expressed as a decimal (e.g., 1.85:1) or a ratio of integers (e.g., 16:9), of the height to the width of any rectangular area, be it a television
December 12, 2016

Asymmetrical Compression

A lossy data compression system often used with digital video. A compression algorithm is considered asymmetric when the decompressed file does not completely match the original file. When compressing video, there is so much information
December 12, 2016


In typography and page design, an unpredictable pattern, specifically one in which the design is not reflected around a central axis. Asymmetric designs tend to be more dynamic. The opposite

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