descendent

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English[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

descendent (not comparable)

  1. descending; going down
    The elevator resumed its descendent trajectory.
  2. descending from (an ancestor)
    Power in the kingdom is transferred in a descendent manner.

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Usage notes[edit]

The adjective, "descending from a biological ancestor", may be spelt either with an a or with an e in the final syllable (see descendant). However the noun descendant, "one who is the progeny of someone", may be spelt only with an a.


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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēscendēns.

Adjective[edit]

descendent m, f (masculine and feminine plural descendents)

  1. descending

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

descendent m, f (plural descendents)

  1. descendant (one who is the progeny of a specified person)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

descendent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of descendre
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of descendre

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēscendent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēscendō