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Meaning of "x-height" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF X-HEIGHT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF X-HEIGHT

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
X-Height is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES X-HEIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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, as well as the u, v, w, and z. However, in modern typography, the x-height is simply a design characteristic of the font, and while an x is usually exactly one x-height in height, in some more decorative or script designs, this may not always be the case. Lowercase letters whose height is greater than the x-height either have descenders which extend below the baseline, such as y, g, q, and p, or have ascenders which extend above the x-height, such as l, k, b, and d. The ratio of the x-height to the body height is one of the major characteristics that defines the appearance of a typeface. The height of the capital letters is referred to as Cap height. In computing, one use of x-height is as a unit of measurement in web pages. In CSS and LaTeX the x-height is called an ex. The use of ex in dimensioning objects, however, is less stable than use of the em across browsers.

Definition of x-height in the English dictionary

The definition of x-height in the dictionary is the height of lower case letters of a typeface, without ascenders or descenders.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE X-HEIGHT

x-axis
X-certificate
X-chromosome
x-radiation
X-rated
X-ray
X-ray astronomy
X-ray binary
X-ray burster
X-ray crystallography
X-ray diagnosis
X-ray diffraction
X-ray examination
X-ray photo
X-ray star
X-ray therapy
X-ray treatment
X-ray tube
x-unit

WORDS THAT END LIKE X-HEIGHT

air freight
air-freight
atomic weight
birth weight
bright
curb weight
eight
featherweight
freight
gross weight
head height
heavyweight
height
lightweight
middleweight
molecular weight
net weight
overweight
underweight
weight
welterweight

Synonyms and antonyms of x-height in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «x-height» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF X-HEIGHT

Find out the translation of x-height to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of x-height from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «x-height» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

的x-height
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

x - altura
570 millions of speakers

English

x-height
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक्स ऊंचाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

X- ارتفاع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

х - высота
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

x- height
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক্স-উচ্চতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

x-height
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketinggian x
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

x-Höhe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エックスハイト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

X 높이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

X-height
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

x chiều cao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எக்ஸ்-உயரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

X- उंची
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

x yüksekliği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

x -height
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wysokość x
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

х - висота
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

x - înălțime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

x - ύψος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

x - hoogte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

x-höjden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

x - høyde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of x-height

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «X-HEIGHT»

The term «x-height» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.847 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «X-HEIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about x-height

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «X-HEIGHT»

Discover the use of x-height in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to x-height and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Vital Lung Function
Table 5.2 Regression equations for ECCS reference values Regression equation Units Residual standard deviation (RSD) Adult men FEV, (4.30 X height) - (0.029 X age) - 2.49 FVC (5.76 x height ) - (0.026 x age) - 4.34 FEV,/VC (-0.1 8 X age) ...
Rachel Booker, 2007
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Basics Design 03: Typography
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris. X-height X-height The 'x-height' is a term applied to the distance between the baseline and the mean line of non-ascending or lower case letters. The letter 'x' is used as a gauge because it is flat at both its top and ...
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, 2005
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The Fundamentals of Typography: Second Edition
X-height The x-height of a typeface is the measurement from the baseline to the meanline.Typically, this distance is the height of the lower-case 'x'.As such it is a relative measurement that varies from typeface to typeface. Measuring x-height ...
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, 2011
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Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Selected Equations for Estimating Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Women: RMR I 655.1 + [9.563 X weight (kg)] + [1.85 X height (cm)] i [4.676 X age (years)] Men: RMR I 66.5 + [13.75 X weight (kg)] + [5.003 X height (cm)] i [6.755 X age (years)]  ...
Linda DeBruyne, Eleanor Whitney, Kathryn Pinna, 2007
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Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food
... 662 - [9.53 x age (y)] + PA x [15.91 x weight (kg) - 903 x height (m)] + 20 i- 934 x height (m)] + 20 903 x height (m)] + 25 i- 934 x height (m)] + 25 539.6 x height ( m)] 354 - [6.91 x age (y)] + PA x [9.36 x weight (kg) + 726 x height (m)] Adolescent  ...
Michelle McGuire, Kathy Beerman, 2009
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Fonts & Encodings
Recall that in digital fonts the x-height is defined as the ratio between the height of the lowercase letters and that of the uppercase letters. Here again we are measuring two independent properties of fonts. The first is simply the x-height ...
Yannis Haralambous, 2007
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Designing with Type, 5th Edition: The Essential Guide to ...
E DOOCIN OBMRV UFN£ NELVETPCA 5 l NI display epecunens are 60>point type. The x-height is the height of the lowercase letter exclusive ofascenders and descenders. Although this is not a unit of rneasu remcnt. it is significant because it ...
James Craig, Irene Korol Scala, 2012
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Critical Care Nephrology
Anthropometric Models to Estimate Extracellular Volume and Intracellular Volume GENDER PARAMETER* EXTRACELLULAR VOLUME (L) INTRACELLULAR VOLUME (L) Male Height in m Weight in kg BSA in m2 9.78 X height 0.245 x ...
Claudio Ronco, Rinaldo Bellomo, John A. Kellum, 2008
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Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition
... weight: Adjusted body weight I ideal weight + 0.25 (actual weight — ideal weight) TABLE l 8-3 Selected Equations For Estimating Resting Metabolic Rate ( RMR) Harris-Benedicta Women: RMR I 655.1 + [9.563 X weight (kg)] + [1.85 X height ...
Sharon Rady Rolfes, Kathryn Pinna, Ellie Whitney, 2008
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Digital Sub-Editing and Design
Others like i and l are slim. Obviously choice of words matters when writing a headline. Most letters have a relatively consistent bowl size (see Figure 5.1) because type is designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. The x -height ...
Stephen Quinn, 2001

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «X-HEIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term x-height is used in the context of the following news items.
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Designer shows why Apple is adopting San Francisco as its new …
One of the keys to readability is what is described as the large x-height: lower-case letters are around 75% of the height of capitals, making lower-case letters ... «9 to 5 Mac, May 15»
2
Typography for all: Demystifying text for high-impact messages
Point size refers to the actual size of the text. The base line is the imaginary line on which text sits. The x-height is the size of the main character body, excluding ... «Macworld, Apr 13»
3
Killing Comic Sans: 5 alternative fonts that protect your dignity
This may be because of the short ascenders and descenders relative to the x-height, and an x-height slightly above the median. Also, there's no bold version of ... «PCWorld, Mar 13»
4
What you need to know to pair fonts well
To state it simply, the x-height of a font is the imaginary horizontal line that is at the very top of most of the lowercase letters of a font. Not including the letters with ... «The Next Web, Sep 12»
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New Web Fonts for Two People: Barack Obama and Jason Kottke
On the Web, fonts with a high x-height (the distance between the baseline and the top of a lower-case letter) are generally easier to read and less susceptible to ... «Slate Magazine, Mar 12»
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Domo arigato, Google: zooming in on Roboto, the new Android …
“The letters had to be very bold in their character: big strokes, regular rhythm, large x-height. Because at smaller sizes, the entire character is rendered so small ... «VentureBeat, Oct 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. X-Height [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/x-height>. Jul 2019 ».
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