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Descent (IPA: /dɪˈsɛnt/)


Descent (n.)

The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.

Descent (n.)

Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.

Descent (n.)

Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.

Descent (n.)

Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.

Descent (n.)

Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.

Descent (n.)

Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.

Descent (n.)

That which is descended; descendants; issue.

Descent (n.)

A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

Descent (n.)

Lowest place; extreme downward place.

Descent (n.)

A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

Descent

Flight maneuver

Descent

Descending road or path

Descent

Mathematical concept

Descent

Decrease in elevation or altitude

Descent

Two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Descent Synonyms

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Descent Synonyms

Decline, Fall, Declension, Declivity, Downslope, Declination

Descent Synonyms

Lineage, Line Of Descent, Filiation

Descent Synonyms

Bloodline, Origin, Ancestry, Stock, Line Of Descent, Blood, Parentage, Line, Stemma, Blood Line, Lineage, Pedigree

Descent Synonyms

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Descent Synonyms

Origin, Extraction

Spanish Translation

Descent in Spanish is Descendencia

Tagalog Translation

Descent in Tagalog is Baba

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Between the desire And the spasm Between the potency And the existence Between the essence And the descent Falls the Shadow ." - T. S. Eliot

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own." - Ambrose Bierce

Example Sentence (Quote)

" That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse." - Paradise Lost


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