descent

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descent /dɪˈsɛnt/ noun
plural descents
descent
/dɪˈsɛnt/
noun
plural descents
Learner's definition of DESCENT
formal
[count] : the act or process of descending: such as
: the act or process of going from a higher to a lower place or level usually singular
opposite ascent
: the act or process or changing to a worse state or condition
[count] : a way of going down something : a downward slope, path, etc.
[noncount] : the people in your family who lived before you were born : your ancestors
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