descension
noun Date: 15th century archaic descent 2

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  • Descension — De*scen sion, n. [OF. descension, L. descensio. See {Descent}.] The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation. [1913 Webster] {Oblique descension} (Astron.), the degree or arc of the equator which descends, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descensión — 1 f. Descenso. 2 (ant.) Descendencia. * * * descensión. (Del lat. descensĭo, ōnis). f. p. us. descenso (ǁ acción y efecto de descender o pasar de un lugar alto a otro bajo). || 2. ant. descendencia …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • descension — early 15c., from O.Fr. descension, from L. descensionem (nom. descensio) a going down, descending, from L. descensus, pp. of descendere (see DESCEND (Cf. descend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Descension — (Astr.), Absteigung, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • descension — index decline Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • descension — [desɑ̃sjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1857, Année sc. et industr. 1858; lat. descensio, du supin de descendere. → Descendre. ❖ ♦ Didact., techn. Action de faire descendre. ❖ DÉR. Descensionnel …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • descensión — (Del lat. descensĭo, ōnis). 1. f. p. us. descenso (ǁ acción y efecto de descender o pasar de un lugar alto a otro bajo). 2. ant. descendencia …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • descension — (dè san sion) s. f. 1°   Terme d artillerie. Courbe de la bombe descendant, à partir du plus haut point de son ascension. 2°   Terme d astronomie. Distance entre le point équinoxial et le point de l équateur qui descend sous l horizon en même… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • descension — /di sen sheuhn/, n. 1. Astrol. the part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is weakest. Cf. exaltation (def. 6). 2. descent. [1350 1400; ME descensioun < OF descension < L descension (s. of descensio), equiv. to descens(us) (ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • descension — də̇ˈsenchən, dēˈ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English descensioun, from Middle French descension, from Latin descension , descensio, from descensus (past participle of descendere to descend) + ion , io ion more at descend 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • descension — noun Descent; the act of descending. From a God to a Bull? a heavy descension. It was Joves case …   Wiktionary

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