descent

  • 1 Descent 3 — Developer(s) Outrage Entertainment Publisher(s) Interplay Productions …

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  • 2 Descent 4 — (working title) Publisher(s) Interplay Entertainment Series Descent Platform(s) Microsoft Windows …

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  • 3 descent — de·scent n: transmission or devolution of the estate of a person who has died without a valid will compare distribution Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. descent …

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  • 4 Descent — steht für: den Originaltitel des Films Feuerhölle Descent (2007), einen US amerikanische Thriller von Talia Lugacy Descent (Computerspiel), ein Computerspiel Descent: Die Reise ins Dunkel, ein Brettspiel Siehe auch: The Descent – Abgrund des… …

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  • 5 Descent — De*scent , n. [F. descente, fr. descendre; like vente, from vendre. See {Descend}.] 1. The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower. [1913 Webster] 2. Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from …

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  • 6 descent — [n1] moving down; lowering cave in, coast, coming down, crash, declension, declination, decline, declivity, dip, downgrade, droop, drop, drop off, fall, falling, grade, gradient, header, hill, inclination, incline, landslide, plummeting, plunge,… …

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  • 7 descent — descent, descent theory See kinship …

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  • 8 descent — c.1300, from O.Fr. descente descent, descendance, lineage, formed from descendre (see DESCEND (Cf. descend)) on analogy of French nouns like attente from attendre to expect, vente sale from vendre to sell, pente slope from pendre …

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  • 9 descent — ► NOUN 1) an act or the action of descending. 2) a downward slope. 3) a person s origin or nationality. 4) (descent on) a sudden violent attack on …

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  • 10 descent — [dē sent′, disent′] n. [ME descent < OFr descente < descendre: see DESCEND] 1. a descending; coming down or going down 2. lineage; ancestry 3. one generation (in a specified lineage) 4. a downward slope 5. a way down or downward …

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  • 11 Descent II — This article is about the video game. For the British 2009 horror movie, see The Descent 2. For the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, see Descent (Star Trek: The Next Generation)#Part II. Descent II Developer(s) …

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  • 12 descent — noun 1 movement down ADJECTIVE ▪ fast, rapid, swift (esp. BrE) ▪ slow ▪ steep ▪ gentle, gradual …

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  • 13 descent — Hereditary succession. Succession to the ownership of an estate by inheritance, or by any act of law, as distinguished from purchase. Title by descent is the title by which one person, upon the death of another, acquires the real estate of the… …

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  • 14 descent — Hereditary succession. Succession to the ownership of an estate by inheritance, or by any act of law, as distinguished from purchase. Title by descent is the title by which one person, upon the death of another, acquires the real estate of the… …

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  • 15 Descent — Not to be confused with Dissent. Descent may refer to: In genealogy and inheritance: Common descent, concept in evolutionary biology Kinship and descent, one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology Pedigree chart or family tree Ancestry… …

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  • 16 descent — de|scent [dıˈsent] n 1.) [U and C] formal the process of going down ≠ ↑ascent ▪ Passengers must fasten their seat belts prior to descent. descent from/to ▪ The descent to Base Camp took about two days. 2.) [U] your family origins, especially your …

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  • 17 descent — /di sent /, n. 1. the act, process, or fact of descending. 2. a downward inclination or slope. 3. a passage or stairway leading down. 4. derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction. 5. any passing from higher to lower in degree or state;… …

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  • 18 descent — n. origin 1) to trace one s descent 2) direct descent 3) descent from 4) of a certain descent decline 5) a gradual, steep descent * * * [dɪ sent] steep descent [ decline ] a gradual [ origin ] to trace one s descent direct descent of a c …

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  • 19 descent */ — UK [dɪˈsent] / US noun Word forms descent : singular descent plural descents 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the act of moving down to a lower place or position The plane made a sudden descent. b) [countable] a road or path that slopes down 2)… …

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  • 20 descent — [[t]dɪse̱nt[/t]] descents 1) N VAR A descent is a movement from a higher to a lower level or position. Sixteen of the youngsters set off for help, but during the descent three collapsed in the cold and rain. ...the crash of an Airbus A300 on its… …

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