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"descendant" in British English

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descendantnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈsen.dənt/
C2 a ​person who is ​related to you and who ​lives after you, such as ​yourchild or grandchild: He has no descendants. They ​claim to be descendants of a ​Frenchduke. We ​owe it to ​our descendants (= ​peopleyounger than us who will ​live after we have ​died) to ​leave them a ​cleanworld to ​live in.
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(Definition of descendant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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descendantnoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈsen·dənt/
a ​personrelated to someone from an ​earliergeneration (= all the ​people of about the same ​age within a ​particularfamily): The Pennsylvania Dutch are descendants of early ​Germanimmigrants.
(Definition of descendant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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