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Overview of noun descent

The noun descent has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) descent

(a movement downward)

2. (2) origin, descent, extraction

(properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good origins")

3. (1) descent

(the act of changing your location in a downward direction)

4. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation

(the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors)

5. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope

(a downward slope or bend)

6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock

(the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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