- an act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling；a downward slope
noun: descent, plural noun: descents
- 1. an act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling:
the plane had gone into a steep descent
- 2. a downward slope:
a steep, badly eroded descent
- 3. a moral, social, or psychological decline:
the ancient empire's slow descent into barbarism
- 4. the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality:
the settlers were of Cornish descent
- 5. the transmission of qualities, property, or privileges by inheritance.
- 6. a sudden violent attack:
a descent on the Channel ports
- 7. an unexpected visit:
his descents on the manager of any shop he took a fancy to visit
- n.an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling:
- the plane had gone into a steep descent
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descent KK:  DJ:  n. (名詞 noun) 1. 下降;下傾[U][C] The spectators watched the descent of the balloon. 觀看的人瞧著氣球降落。 2. 下坡[C] a steep descent 陡峭的...
The psychological descent into violence . "descent" in this sentence is 遺.傳.
達爾文繼"物種源起"之後最重要的一本書是"人類起源"( 1871 ),在這本書裏,他把前一本書中的概念用在人類身上. 華萊士不同意達爾文的這種想法; 他相信人腦不可能單憑物競天擇而產生. human race 就是"人類" natural selection 中譯是"物競天擇"