descension definition

  • noun:
    • The act of going downward; lineage; dropping or sinking; declension; degradation.
    • The act of going down or downward; descent, either literal or figurative.
    • A falling or precipitation; fall; declension.
    • In old chemistry, the deposition or precipitation associated with the important liquid dissolved from distilled matter. See distillation by descent, under descent.
    • In old astronomy, negative ascension, the angular amount in which the projection of a star through the pole upon the equinoctial is below some horizon.

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