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DESCENDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does descending mean? 

DESCENDING (adjective)
  The adjective DESCENDING has 1 sense:

1. coming down or downward

  Familiarity information: DESCENDING used as an adjective is very rare.


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DESCENDING (adjective)


Sense 1descending [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coming down or downward

Similar:

declivitous; downhill; downward-sloping (sloping down rather steeply)

degressive (going down by steps)

descendant; descendent (going or coming down)

down; downward (extending or moving from a higher to a lower place)

downward-arching (curving downward)

drizzling ((of rain) falling lightly in very small drops)

dropping; falling (coming down freely under the influence of gravity)

raining (falling in drops or as if falling like rain)

Also:

down (being or moving lower in position or less in some value)

Antonym:

ascending (moving or going or growing upward)


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