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Meaning of descent

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a movement downward
      2: properties attributable to your ancestry; "he comes from good
         origins" [syn: {origin}, {descent}, {extraction}]
      3: the act of changing your location in a downward direction
      4: the kinship relation between an individual and the
         individual's progenitors [syn: {descent}, {line of descent},
         {lineage}, {filiation}]
      5: a downward slope or bend [syn: {descent}, {declivity},
         {fall}, {decline}, {declination}, {declension}, {downslope}]
         [ant: {acclivity}, {ascent}, {climb}, {raise}, {rise},
      6: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
         been warriors" [syn: {lineage}, {line}, {line of descent},
         {descent}, {bloodline}, {blood line}, {blood}, {pedigree},
         {ancestry}, {origin}, {parentage}, {stemma}, {stock}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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