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English definition of “descent”

descent

noun [C, U]     /dɪˈsent/
a movement down: The plane began its descent into Heathrow.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping
of Irish/French, etc descent being related to people who lived in the past in Ireland/France, etc: Most of the workers were of Spanish descent.Ancestors and descendants
(Definition of descent noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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