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Decendent vs. Descendant

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Which is correct: Decendent or Descendant

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Decendent

Misspelling of descendant.

Descendantadjective

descending from a biological ancestor.

Descendantadjective

proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source.

Descendantnoun

(literally) One who is the progeny of a specified person, at any distance of time or through any number of generations.

‘The patriarch survived many descendants: five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.’;

Descendantnoun

(figuratively) A thing that derives directly from a given precursor or source.

‘This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.’;

Descendantnoun

(biology) A later evolutionary type.

‘Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.’;

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Descendantnoun

(linguistics) A language that is descended from another.

‘English and Scots are the descendants of Old English.’;

Descendantnoun

(linguistics) A word or form in one language that is descended from a counterpart in an ancestor language.

Descendantadjective

Descendent.

Descendantnoun

One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; - correlative to ancestor or ascendant.

‘Our first parents and their descendants.’; ‘The descendant of so many kings and emperors.’;

Descendantnoun

a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

Descendantadjective

going or coming down

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