Associations to the word «Descent»

Wiktionary

DESCENT, noun. An instance of descending.
DESCENT, noun. A way down.
DESCENT, noun. A sloping passage or incline.
DESCENT, noun. Lineage or hereditary derivation.
DESCENT, noun. A drop to a lower status or condition; decline.
DESCENT, noun. (topology) A particular extension of the idea of gluing. See Descent (mathematics).
DESCENT VEHICLE, noun. A means of transportation able to carry people or cargo from outer space to the surface of a planet or a moon.
DESCENT VEHICLES, noun. Plural of descent vehicle

Dictionary definition

DESCENT, noun. A movement downward.
DESCENT, noun. Properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins".
DESCENT, noun. The act of changing your location in a downward direction.
DESCENT, noun. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
DESCENT, noun. A downward slope or bend.
DESCENT, noun. The descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors".

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne