One entry found for descent.
Main Entry: de·scent
Pronunciation: di-primarystresssent
Function: noun
1 : one's line of ancestors : BIRTH, LINEAGE
2 : the act or process of descending
3 : a downward step (as in station or value) : DECLINE
4 a : a downward slant : SLOPE b : a descending way (as a stairway)
5 : a sudden raid or assault

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