descendant definition

  • noun:
    • A person, pet, or plant whoever lineage can be tracked to a certain individual or team.
    • One thing derived from a prototype or earlier form: These days's bikes tend to be descendants for the earlier in the day velocipede.
    • In astrology, the idea associated with the ecliptic or even the astrological sign that sets inside west during the time of someone's beginning or other occasion.
    • person who may be the progeny a specified person, at any distance of time or through a variety of years.
    • something which derives directly from certain precursor or source.
    • A later evolutionary type.
    • A language that is descended from another.
    • A word or kind in one language which descended from a counterpart in an ancestor language.
    • one that descends, as offspring, but from another location; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
    • An individual proceeding from an ancestor in virtually any level; problem; offspring, near or remote.
    • In astrology, the descending or western horizon or cusp of the 7th house.
    • In geology, a topographic function created from the mass beneath an older topographic kind which was removed.
    • an individual thought to be descended from some ancestor or race
  • adjective:
    • Variant of descendent.
    • That or whom descends from a biological ancestor.
    • That or which proceeds from a figurative ancestor or supply.
    • Descendent.
    • going or coming down
    • proceeding by lineage from an ancestor
  • others:
    • See descendent.

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