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Descent

Meanings and phrases

descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a movement downward
  2. properties attributable to your ancestry; origin; extraction
  3. the act of changing your location in a downward direction
  4. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors; line of descent; lineage; filiation
  5. a downward slope or bend; declivity; fall; decline; declination; declension; downslope
  6. the descendants of one individual; lineage; line; line of descent; bloodline; blood line; blood; pedigree; ancestry; origin; parentage; stemma; stock

bilateral descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family

line of descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors; descent; lineage; filiation
  2. the descendants of one individual; lineage; line; descent; bloodline; blood line; blood; pedigree; ancestry; origin; parentage; stemma; stock
E.g.
  • Each family has its own history and line of descent.
  • A cadet branch is a line of descent from another line than the senior-most.
  • The epitaph gives a line of descent identifying Bodhidharma as the first patriarch.

unilateral descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. line of descent traced through one side of the family

claimed descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They also claimed descent from the Turkic Khazars.
  • The dynasty claimed descent from Woden via Seaxnēat.
  • Several ancient towns claimed descent from the deity.

descent through

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Gayle is of Jamaican descent through his father.
  • She is of Sudanese descent through her father.
  • Hedlund is of Finnish descent through his Finnish mother.

claim descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Many castes today claim descent from Malayaman.
  • His clan, the Ljubibratići, claim descent from the medieval Ljubibratić noble family.
  • All of the earliest traditional Clan Mackenzie histories claim descent from a Fitzgerald progenitor.

descent who plays

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Mirza Mujčić Mirza Mujčić (born 7 April 1994) is a Swedish footballer of Bosnian descent who plays as a defender.
  • Gaetano Manno Gaetano Manno (born 26 July 1982 in Hagen) is a German footballer of Italian descent who plays for SpVg Hagen 11.
  • Sercan Sararer Sercan Sararer-Osuna (, born 27 November 1989) is a Turkish professional footballer of partial Spanish descent who plays as a winger.

common descent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Creation science rejects evolution and the common descent of all living things on Earth.
  • These features are evidence of common descent from a hypothetical ancestor, Proto-Arabic.
  • Besides providing evidence of common descent, he introduced a mechanism to explain it: natural selection.
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