As a noun descent
is an instance of descending.
As an adjective descendible is
(legal) of property, able to pass by descent; inheritable by heirs.
An instance of descending
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- We climbed the mountain with difficulty, but the descent was easier.
Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
A way down.
- The next one surrendered his bike, only for that, too, to give him a second flat as he started the descent .
A sloping passage or incline.
- We had difficulty in finding the correct descent .
Lineage or hereditary derivation
- The descent into the cavern was wet and slippery.
A drop to a lower status or condition.
- Our guide was of Welsh descent .
- After that, the holiday went into a steep descent .
* Sometimes confused with (decent).
* (going down) ascent
(legal) Of property, able to pass by descent; inheritable by heirs.