descending

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From descend +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛn.dɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛndɪŋ

Verb[edit]

descending

  1. present participle and gerund of descend

Adjective[edit]

descending (not comparable)

  1. Moving or sloping downwards.
  2. (of a sequence) Ordered such that each element is less than or equal to the previous element.
    Please arrange these numbers in a descending order.
    1. (computing) Causing a sequence to follow a descending order.
      We used a descending sort.
  3. (music) Becoming lower in pitch.

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Noun[edit]

descending (plural descendings)

  1. A descent.
    continual ascendings and descendings

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