descent

  1. a movement downward
  2. properties attributable to your ancestry
  3. the act of changing your location in a downward direction
  4. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
  5. a downward slope
  6. the descendants of one individual

descent

For a given font, a measure of its maximum distance below the baseline.

Descent

In music a descent is a passing from a higher to a lower tone.
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Descent

[song] `Descent` is a single by American heavy metal band Fear Factory from their album Obsolete. It was the third single released and the fifth track on the album. The music was composed by guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera, with lyrics by Burton C. Bell. In the storyline of Obsolete`s concept, `Descent` expresses the desp...
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descent

A font’s maximum distance below the baseline.
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descent

[n] - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual`s progenitors 2. [n] - a downward slope or bend 3. [n] - a movement downward 4. [n] - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
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Descent

the system by which members of a society trace kinship over generations
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Descent

De·scent' noun [ French descente , from descendre ; like vente , from vendre . See Descend .] 1. The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower. 2. Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -...
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descent

Synonym: descensus. ... 2. In obstetrics, the passage of the presenting part of the foetus into and through the birth canal. ... Origin: L. Descensus ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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descent

noun the act of changing your location in a downward direction
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descent

noun a movement downward
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descent

line of descent noun the kinship relation between an individual and the individual`s progenitors
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descent

declivity noun a downward slope or bend
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Descent

• (n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy. • (n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction. • (n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending li...
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descent

the system of acknowledged social parentage, which varies from society to society, whereby a person may claim kinship ties with another. If no ... [8 related articles]
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Descent

The process in which the fetus's presenting part (head, buttocks, legs, etc) moves downward through the birth canal during a vaginal delivery.
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descent

descent, in anthropology, method of classifying individuals in terms of their various kinship connections. Matrilineal and patrilineal descent refer to the mother's or father's sib (or other group), respectively. Bilateral descent refers to descent derived from both sibs equally. Descent groups are ...
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Descent

Hereditary succession. Descent is the title, whereby a person, upon the death of his ancestor, acquires the estate of the latter, as his heir at law: This manner of acquiring title is directly opposed to that of purchase. It will be proper to consider: 1. What kind of property descends; and, 2. The general rules of descent.
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Descent

n. Inheritance rules that were established by law for cases where a will does not exist that names who should receive the possessions of the deceased. State rules vary and are governed by the law of the state where the deceased lived. The estate my all go to a surviving spouse and down the line from a parent to child or to surviving parents, or to ...
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Descent

Descent is the collective noun for a group of woodpeckers.
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descent

Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-sent′ Definitions: 1. In obstetrics, the passage of the presenting part of the fetus into and through the birth canal. Synonyms: descensus
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Descent

Coming back down out of the clouds.
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Descent

[The Outer Limits] `Descent` is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 25 June 1999, during the fifth season. ==Opening narration== ==Plot== Shy, unassertive researcher Dr. Arthur Zeller (Leland Orser) routinely admires a Homo erectus display in the Life Sciences department of his university and daydreams about wh...
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Descent

[aeronautics] A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb. Descents are part of normal procedures, but also occur during emergencies, such as rapid or explosive decompression, forcing an emergency descent to below {convert|10000|ft|m} and preferably below {conver...
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Descent

[video game] Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay in Europe in 1994. The game features six degrees of freedom gameplay and garnered several expansion packs. It spawned two direct sequels: Descent II and Descent 3. The trademark registration for Descent was allowed to lapse ...
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