• (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, ...
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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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[aircraft] A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb. Descents are an essential component of an approach to landing. Other intentional descents might be to avoid traffic, poor flight conditions (turbulence, icin...
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[category theory] In mathematics, the idea of descent has come to stand for a very general idea, extending the intuitive idea of `gluing` in topology. Since the topologists` glue is actually the use of equivalence relations on topological spaces, the theory starts with some ideas on identifi...
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[video game] Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay in 1995. 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 regist...
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- a movement downward
- properties attributable to your ancestry
- the act of changing your location in a downward direction
- the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
- a downward slope
- the descendants of one individual
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, 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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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 ...
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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...
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Descent is the collective noun for a group of woodpeckers.
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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
Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=24048
Coming back down out of the clouds.
Found on http://www.perratt.me.uk/fun/fellrun.htm
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