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descent

noun

1 descent

A movement downward.

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more



2 descent

Properties attributable to your ancestry.

synonyms: extraction, origin.

Dutch: afkomst, afstamming, descendentie, geboorte, herkomst, komaf

3 descent

The act of changing your location in a downward direction.

4 descent

The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.

synonyms: filiation, line of descent, lineage.

Polish: filiacja

5 descent

A downward slope or bend.

synonyms: declension, declination, decline, declivity, downslope, fall.

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 36: decrease, diminution; lessening etc. v.; subtraction etc. 38; reduction, abatement, declension; shrinking etc. (contraction.) ... show more

Dutch: achteruitgang, afdaling, afkomst, afname, daling, helling, terugval, verval

6 descent

The descendants of one individual.

synonyms: ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree ... show more.

Roget 166: paternity; parentage; consanguinity etc. 11.    parent; father, sire, dad, papa, paterfamilias, abba; genitor, progenitor, ... show more

Roget 153: cause, origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile [Lat.]; vera causa [Lat.]; author etc. (producer) 164; mainspring; ... show more

Roget 69: continuity; consecution, consecutiveness etc. adj.; succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain; catenation, concatenation; ... show more

Dutch: bloedverwante, bloedverwant, familielid, verwant
Polish: linia


Moby thesaurus: Brownian movement, Indian file, abasement, advance, affiliation, altitude peak, angular motion, apparentation, array, articulation, ascending, ascent, automatic control, axial motion, backflowing, backing, backset, backward motion, bank, birth ... show more.

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