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"descent" in British English

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descentnoun

uk   /dɪˈsent/ us   /dɪˈsent/
  • descent noun (RELATION)

[U] the state or fact of being related to a particular person or group of people who lived in the past: She's a woman of mixed/French descent. They trace their line of descent back to a French duke. He claims direct descent from Mohammed.
(Definition of descent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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descentnoun

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.
(Definition of descent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “descent”
in Arabic نُزول, هُبوط…
in Korean 하강…
in Portuguese descida…
in Catalan descens…
in Japanese 下降…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关系, 血缘关系,家族关系, 祖先…
in Turkish iniş, alçalma, düşüş…
in Russian спуск, снижение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關係, 血緣關係,家族關係, 祖先…
in Italian discesa…
in Polish zejście, schodzenie…
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