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descendantnoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈsen.dənt/ us   /dɪˈsen.dənt/
C2 a person who is related to you and who lives after you, such as your child or grandchild: He has no descendants. They claim to be descendants of a French duke. We owe it to our descendants (= people younger than us who will live after we have died) to leave them a clean world to live in.
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descendantnoun [C]

us   /dɪˈsen·dənt/
a person related to someone from an earlier generation (= all the people of about the same age within a particular family): The Pennsylvania Dutch are descendants of early German immigrants.
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Translations of “descendant”
in Arabic سَليل ( يَنْحَدِر مِن سلالة فُلان)…
in Korean 후손…
in Portuguese descendente…
in Catalan descendent…
in Japanese 子孫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 子孙,后代…
in Turkish soyundan gelen kimse…
in Russian потомок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 子孫,後代…
in Italian discendente…
in Polish potomek…
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