descent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈsɛnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈsɛnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di sent)


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descent

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [sharp, steep, gradual, dangerous, quick, risky] descent (to)
  2. the descent of the [plane, balloon, skier]
  3. the descent of the [mountain, slope, hill]
  4. the [mountain's] descent
  5. the descent down the [mountain]
  6. the descent to the [lake, sea, plains, valleys]
  7. am looking forward to the decent
  8. [watched, observed, saw] the [balloon's descent]
  9. (the skier) [crashed, fell, tumbled] during the descent
  10. the plane [started, began] its descent (to)
  11. the plane's descent to the [airstrip, airport, runway]
  12. the [gradient, degree, angle] of descent
  13. a [seven-percent] gradient of descent
  14. a ten- [mile, kilometer] descent
  15. a ten-thousand- [meter, foot] descent
  16. a descent of ten thousand [feet]
  17. is of [African, Chinese, American] descent
  18. her descent can be traced back [to, as far as]
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