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Another word for descent

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Noun
  1. The act of dropping from a height

      1. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
      2. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
      3. Something that has fallen:
      1. Something, such as a trapdoor on a gallows, that is arranged to fall or be lowered.
      2. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
      3. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
    See also:

    rise

  2. A downward slope or distance

      1. (Music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
      2. (Chiefly British) The stand of a vendor or hawker.
      3. The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
      1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
      2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
      3. Something that has fallen:
      1. A trace or hint:
      2. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      3. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
      1. A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill
      1. The last part
      2. The process or result of declining, especially:
      3. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
    See also:

    rise

  3. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

      1. A group of related languages or language families
      2. Any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as evening stock (Mathiola bicornis), or Virginian stock (Malcomia maritima)
      3. The original progenitor of a family line.
      1. Seeds considered as a group:
      2. A mature fertilized ovule of angiosperms and gymnosperms that contains an embryo and the food it will need to grow into a new plant. Seeds provide a great reproductive advantage in being able to survive for extended periods until conditions are favorable for germination and growth. The seeds of gymnosperms (such as the conifers) develop on scales of cones or similar structures, while the seeds of angiosperms are enclosed in an ovary that develops into a fruit, such as a pome or nut. The structure of seeds varies somewhat. All seeds are enclosed in a protective seed coat. In certain angiosperms the embryo is enclosed in or attached to an endosperm , a tissue that it uses as a food source either before or during germination. All angiosperm embryos also have at least one cotyledon . The first seed-bearing plants emerged at least 365 million years ago in the late Devonian Period. Many angiosperms have evolved specific fruits for dispersal of seeds by the wind, water, or animals.
      3. Family stock; ancestry.
      1. A recorded or known line of descent, esp. of a purebred animal
      2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
      3. A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree
      1. The position or relation of a parent; parenthood
      2. The social quality of your class in society.
      3. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
      1. A coming into existence or use; beginning
      2. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
      3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
      1. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
      2. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
      3. Ancestry; family; stock
      1. Merchandise or services of a similar or related nature:
      2. (--- Football) The linemen considered as a group.
      3. A series of persons, especially from one family, who succeed each other:
      1. Descent from an ancestor; pedigree; lineage
      2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
      3. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
      1. A group of persons related by descent or marriage:
      2. People in the same line of descent; lineage:
      3. A group of individuals derived from a common stock:
      1. A thing extracted; extract
      2. Origin; lineage; descent
      3. The act or process of extracting; specif., the extracting of a tooth by a dentist
      1. The abstract link between a person and their ancestors.
      2. By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.
      3. A direct line of descent, esp. of a domestic animal; pedigree; strain
      1. The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
      2. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, identified with the blood found in blood vessels, and thought to cause cheerfulness.
      3. Relationship by descent in the same family line; kinship
      1. The act or process of bearing young; parturition:
      2. The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of its mother, seen in all mammals except monotremes.
      3. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
      1. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
      2. Ancestors considered as a group.
      3. Family descent or lineage
  4. A sudden drop to a lower condition or status

      1. A lowering in rank, value, etc.
      2. An act of downgrading, as in status, rank, or amount:
      3. A decline, as in fortune, status, or condition:
      1. The cause of such a fall
      2. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
      3. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
      1. Fine, soft, fluffy feathers forming the first plumage of a young bird and underlying the contour feathers in certain adult birds.
      2. A downward movement; descent:
      3. A downward movement or depressed condition; defeat, misfortune, etc.
      1. A cause of disappointment or depression.
      2. A feeling of disappointment or depression.
      3. A fall to a low or lower status or position, as of power or wealth
    See also:

    rise

  5. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices

      1. A decrease, as in value:
      2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
      3. A fall or decline
      1. A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business:
      2. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity:
      3. A sudden or sharp fall
      1. A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
      2. (Music) A slight portamento used in violin playing, passing quickly from one note to another.
      3. The fall of a mass of rock, snow, earth, etc. down a slope
      1. A sliding wedge or drag used to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against a wheel
      2. (Informal) A period of sharp decline or repeated losses:
      3. A plank, log, etc., often one of a pair or set, used as a support or as a track upon which to slide or roll a heavy object
      1. (Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
      2. A dive or downward leap
      3. The act or an instance of plunging:
      1. A very steep dive of an aircraft.
      2. A swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth
      3. Any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits
      1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
      2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
      3. Something that has fallen:
      1. A very steep drop
      2. A location where a person or thing can be dropped off
      3. A designated place where people or things can be left:
      1. A trace or hint:
      2. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
      3. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      1. A tendency downward, especially in business or economic activity.
      1. A downward trend; a downturn.
      2. A downward trend, esp. a financial one
      3. Any gradual movement towards a lower state or value.
      1. A swing downward, as of a golf club.
      2. A decline, as of a business.
      3. The portion of any movement along an arc or curve, heading in a lower direction.
      1. A slide downward; a worsening.
      2. A downward course; a decline:
      1. A plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition.
      2. (Football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away
      3. An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
      1. (Gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms
      2. (--- Linguistics) A part of a phrase or sentence that is unstressed or less strongly stressed relative to surrounding words, as the words I and to in I have to go.
      3. (Sports) A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered by bending the elbows until the chin reaches the level of the bars and then is raised by straightening the arms.
      1. The last part
      2. The process or result of declining, especially:
      3. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
    See also:

    increase

Another word for descent

Noun
  1. A downward incline

  2. The act of descending

  3. Lineal relationship

      1. Descendants from a common ancestor
      2. Derivation.
      3. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
      1. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
      2. The point at which something comes into existence or from which it derives or is derived.
      3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
      1. The act or process of extracting; specif., the extracting of a tooth by a dentist
      2. Origin; lineage:
      3. Origin; lineage; descent
  4. An invasion

      1. The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
      2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
      3. The close-combat phase of an attack
      1. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
      2. A sudden, brief invasion or raid
      3. The act of entering or running into:
      1. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
      2. Payment of money before due:
      3. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
    See also:

    attack