A person of African descent.
The slow descent of the scuba divers.
Her career went into a rapid descent after the charges of misconduct.
The descent of the marauders on the settlement.
We climbed the mountain with difficulty, but the descent was easier.
An example of descent is when you go down the stairs.
An example of descent is when people a person goes gradually mad.
An example of descent is when society loses its moral compass and goes into immorality.
An example of descent is a person from China, who is said to be of Chinese descent.
A paper tracing the descent of the novel from old picaresque tales.
Origin of descent
- Middle English from Old French descent from feminine past participle of descendre to descend descend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition