Descending series
Descending De*scend"ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster]

{Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south.

{Descending node} (Astron.), that point in a planet's orbit where it intersects the ecliptic in passing southward.

{Descending series} (Math.), a series in which each term is numerically smaller than the preceding one; also, a series arranged according to descending powers of a quantity. [1913 Webster]


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  • Descending — De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that point in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descending constellations — Descending De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descending node — Descending De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Descending signs — Descending De*scend ing, a. Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards. [1913 Webster] {Descending constellations} or {Descending signs} (Astron.), those through which the planets descent toward the south. {Descending node} (Astron.), that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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