Meaning of DESCENDING in English


ˈdēˌsendiŋ, də̇ˈs- adjective

1. : that descends : moving or directed downward

following are the amounts contributed by classes in descending order

does not distinguish ascending and descending lineal relatives — G.M.Foster

descending infection from the kidney — Therapeutic Notes

the descending interval of the minor third occurs with special prominence and frequency — American Guide Series: Minnesota

2. : having a descender

a descending letter

3. heraldry : in a head-downward position

a dolphin descending

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