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descent

 
Noun descent has 6 senses
  1. descent - a movement downward
    --1 is a kind of
    change of location, travel
    --1 has particulars:
     drop, fall; lightening; set; shower, cascade; sinking; slide
    Derived form: verb descend1
  2. origin, descent, extraction - properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins"
    --2 is a kind of ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation
    --2 has particulars: full blood
  3. descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
    --3 is a kind of
    motion, movement, move
    --3 has particulars:
     abseil; jump, parachuting; dive, nose dive; swoop; crash dive; drop; flop, collapse
  4. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    --4 is a kind of kinship, family relationship, relationship
    --4 has particulars: bilateral descent; unilateral descent
    Derived form: verb descend2
  5. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope - a downward slope or bend
    --5 is a kind of slope, incline, side
    Antonyms: ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade
    --5 has particulars: downhill; steep
  6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    --6 is a kind of genealogy, family tree
    --6 has particulars:
     family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry; breed; side
    Derived form: verb descend2
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