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descent

noun  us   /dɪˈsent/

descent noun (FAMILY BACKGROUND)

[U] the origin of people in your family background: Their mother is of Irish descent (= family origin).

descent noun (ARRIVAL)

[C usually sing] the arrival of something or someone, esp. when it is unpleasant or unwanted: The descent of dozens of motorcycles terrified local residents.

descent noun (A WAY DOWN)

[C] a way down, such as a path, or an act of coming down: A steep descent from the peak brings you to a meadow. The plane is making its final descent into the airport.
Translations of “descent”
in Korean 하강…
in Arabic نُزول, هُبوط…
in Portuguese descida…
in Catalan descens…
in Japanese 下降…
in Italian discesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關係, 血緣關係,家族關係, 祖先…
in Russian спуск, снижение…
in Turkish iniş, alçalma, düşüş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关系, 血缘关系,家族关系, 祖先…
in Polish zejście, schodzenie…
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