descent

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈsɛnt/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
descent

Plural
descents

  1. (countable & uncountable) A descent is the act of going down something, for example a mountain.
    Going up the mountain was very tiring, but the descent seemed easier.
  2. (countable) A descent is the way down something.
    The descent on the east side of the mountain was particularly difficult.
  3. A person's descent is where they or their family come from.
    The president was of African American descent.

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