- (British) IPA: /dɪˈsɛnt/
- An instance of descending; act of coming down.
- We climbed the mountain with difficulty, but the descent was easier.
- 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track ↗
- The next one surrendered his bike, only for that, too, to give him a second flat as he started the descent.
- A way down.
- We had difficulty in finding the correct descent.
- A sloping passage or incline.
- The descent into the cavern was wet and slippery.
- Lineage or hereditary derivation.
- Our guide was of Welsh descent.
- A drop to a lower status or condition; decline.
- After that, the holiday went into a steep descent.
- A falling upon or invasion.
- (topology) A particular extension of the idea of gluing. See Descent (mathematics).
- (going down) ascent
- French: descente
- German: Abstieg, Runterweg (informal)
- Italian: discesa
- Portuguese: descida
- Russian: спуск
- Spanish: descenso
- French: origine, ascendance
- German: Herkunft, Abstammung
- Italian: ascendenza
- Portuguese: ascendência, origem, descendência
- Russian: происхожде́ние
- Spanish: ascendencia, origen, abolengo