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Definition of the noun descent
What does descent mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: descents
- a movement downward
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- more generic terms: change of location / travel = a movement through space that changes the location of something
- more specific words:
- drop / fall = a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
- lightening = descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy
- set = the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
- cascade / shower = a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
- sinking = a descent as through liquid
- slide = the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
- properties attributable to your ancestry
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of descent: extraction / origin
- more generic words: ancestry / derivation / filiation / lineage = inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
- more specific term: full blood = descent from parents both of one pure breed
- the act of changing your location in a downward direction
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another
- more specific terms:
- parachuting / jump = descent with a parachute
- nose dive / nosedive / dive = a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
- abseil / rappel = a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
- swoop = a swift descent through the air
- crash dive = a rapid descent by a submarine
- drop = the act of dropping something
- collapse / flop = the act of throwing yourself down
- the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- synonyms of descent: filiation / line of descent / lineage
- more generic terms: family relationship / kinship / relationship = relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
- more specific terms:
- a downward slope or bend
- lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
- synonyms of descent: declension / declination / decline / declivity / downslope / fall
- antonym of descent: ascent
- more generic words: incline / side / slope = an elevated geological formation
- more specific words:
- the descendants of one individual
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- synonyms of descent: ancestry / blood / blood line / bloodline / line / line of descent / lineage / origin / parentage / pedigree / stemma / stock
- more generic terms: family tree / genealogy = successive generations of kin
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the noun descent
- An instance of descending
- antonym: ascent
- A way down.
- A sloping passage or incline.
- Lineage or hereditary derivation
- A drop to a lower status or condition.
Specialised definition of the noun descent
Glossary of sports / bobsleighing
a trip down a bobsled track
- "Descent" a.k.a. "The Descent" is a 2005 British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall. The film follows six women who, having entered an unmapped cave system, become trapped and are hunted by troglofaunal flesh-eating humanoids.
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- "Descent": Maya is like many other college coeds, book smart yet shy, curious about sex, yet scared to let herself go. One night she meets Jared. When their courtship turns from romantic to horrific in a single violent act, her world is ripped apart inside and out.
- also known as Extrema
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: Talia Lugacy
- producers: Rosario Dawson, Talia Lugacy, Morris S. Levy
- executive producers: Michael Almog, Jack Fisher, Michael Bassick, Joe Fisher, Michael Califra, Danny Fisher, Gary S. Gumowitz & Jess Mogul
- production design by Tristam Steinberg
- art direction by Joel Custer
- written by Brian Priest & Talia Lugacy
- Chad Faust as Jared
- Rosario Dawson as Maya
- Marcus Patrick as Adrian
- Tate Ellington as George
- Vanessa Ferlito
- Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Diego
- Spencer Grammer as Stephanie
- Alexie Gilmore as Seline
- Tommy Guiffre as Danny
- Connor Fox as Steve
- Jonathan Neil Schneider
- Nicole Vicius as Melanie
- Tracie Thoms as Denise
- Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine as Nadia
- Johnathan Tchaikovsky as Tyler
- casting by Adrienne Stern
- cinematography by Christopher LaVasseur & Jonathan Furmanski
- edited by Frank Reynolds
- music by Alex Moulton
- costume design by Amy Ritchings
- genres: Thriller, Indie film, Drama
- rating: NC-17 (USA), R (USA)
- released on (7 years ago)
- "Descent" is a 2005 original film on the Sci Fi Channel.
- country: Canada
- language: English Language
- director: Terry Cunningham
- genres: Disaster Film, Science Fiction, Action Film, Thriller, Television film, Action/Adventure
- rating: PG (USA)
- released in (10 years ago)
- official website: www.scifi.com/descent
- "Descent" is a film, directed by Steven Scarborough.
- "Descent" is a 2003 short drama film directed and written by Mads Matthiesen.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Descent
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8th International Conference, ICIRA 2015, Portsmouth, UK, August 24-27, 2015, Proceedings by Honghai Liu, Naoyuki Kubota, Xiangyang Zhu, Rüdiger Dillmann, Dalin Zhou
Scene Inference Gradient descent is a first-order optimization algorithm. To find a local minimum of a function using...
Batch gradient descent is the classical gradient descent algorithm. It needs to calculate all training date to adjust the ...
Descent means relationships through a common ancestor. This is a culturally recognised relationship that may extend even to ...
Strictly speaking descent is the devolution of real estate to, and distribution is the division of personal estate among, the heirs of an intestate ; but in many jurisdictions the terms are now used interchangeably.1 II. NATURE AND COURSE.
by Franklin B. Saksena
A shallow or absent Y descent is a feature of cardiac tamponade . Bilateral neck vein distention maybe seen in right heart failure or superior vena cava syndrome. Unilateral neck vein distention may be due to the su- perior vena cava ...
Universal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)
It is plain, _ fi urative, and double—P ain descent is the groundwork ot a musical composition which consists in the orderly placing...
by Rhonda and George Ostertag, George Ostertag
Enders Brook Enders Falls Enders For estTra il The third descent is a keyhole cascade that tumbles in.
by Jean-Charles Seigneuret
SUZANNE LEPPE DESCENT INTO HELL A universal mythic theme, the descent into hell represents an essential stage in the development of the hero. The descent involves a literal or symbolic journey to the underworld, or the dark kingdom ...
Work Author: Alice Notley Alice Notley's The Descent of Alette is a booklength poem—148 pages in the Penguin Books edition (1996)—modeled on classical epic but simultaneously mounting acritique of the model from a feminist ...
Themes Depicted in Works of Art by Helene E. Roberts
Judgment BUDDHA, Annunciation, Ascent/Descent, Baptism, Birth/Childbirth, Damned Souls, Gaze, Journey/Flight BUDDHISM, Annunciation, Arms Raised, Ascent/Descent, Baptism ...
Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1
The multidisciplinary meaning of African Diasporic migration studies allows us to do such creative things as consider African descent Diasporic peoples cultural carriers and blenders who bring all sorts of things with them. They bring socially ...
A Dictionary of English Law (1882)
Containing Definitions of the Technical Terms in Modern Use, and a Concise Statement of the Rules of Law Affecting the Principal Subjects, with Historical and Etymological Notes by Charles Sweet
The descent of an estate tail follows the first four canons, Estate tail, unless it is barred, or unless it is limited to special heirs or to males or females, in which case the canons govern its descent so far as they arc applicable1 (See Tail; and infra, ...
Encyclopedia of Community (2003)
From the Village to the Virtual World by DAVID LEVINSON, KAREN CHRISTENSEN
Unilineal descent can be either patrilineal (traced through the father's line) or matrilineal (traced through the mother's line). A patrilineal descent is made up of males and females whose fathers belong to the group. A woman's children do not ...
Humanity, Culture and Social Life by Tim Ingold
matrilineal descent: a child belongs to the patrilineal group of its father and the matrilineal group of its mother, and patrilineal and matrilineal groups belong to different sets. To take an imaginary example, the patrilineal groups may be localized ...
by Alan Bullock
descent. In anthropology, a relationship based on the tracing of a continuous line between an individual and an ancestor. Kin ties based on descent may govern relations between people concerning the inheritance of property and ...
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Le Mountain, China
The descent from the top of the cliff to the bottom, where the Buddha's feet lie. The stairway got narrower and narrower as it zigzagged down.
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The fractal underworld.
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City Lights Books, Columbus and Broadway, San Francisco.
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Maalaea Bay, Maui
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The triangular shadow is the peak.
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- Sunrise Descent
Line of people following the rope back down Mount Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo after watching the sun rise from Low's Peak.
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- Descent unboxing
All the bits ready to go.
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- Green Descent
The way back down Mount Roland, where the track turns into a small creek as the water finds the easiest place to descend.
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- Descent OS wallpaper submission
Wallpaper image for possible use with the Descent OS Linux operating system
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- Descent Meaning
Video shows what descent means. An instance of descending. A way down.. A sloping passage or incline.. Descent Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...
- Definition of Energy Descent
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Scrabble value of D2E1S1C3E1N1T1
The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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