Definition Of descent

noun

a sudden, violent attack.

a descent on the enemy airstrip

an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling.

the plane had gone into a steep descent

the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality.

American families of Hungarian descent

Example Of descent

  • a descent on the Channel ports

  • a descent on the enemy airstrip

  • A few girls of African American descent were sitting on the front porch.

  • a steep, badly eroded descent

  • About 40 % can trace an Italian descent , although Spain is considered the mother country.


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