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descendant 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/diˈsendənt/,
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descendants, plural;
  1. A person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor
    • - Shakespeare's last direct descendant
  2. A machine, artifact, system, etc., that has developed from an earlier, more rudimentary version


  1. a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
  2. going or coming down
  3. proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene"
  4. (descendants) all of the offspring of a given progenitor; "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"
  5. Descendant is a 2003 film starring Katherine Heigl and Jeremy London based on the story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.
  6. In astrology, the descendant is the point directly opposite, or 180 degrees away from the ascendant. The descendant forms the cusp of the seventh house of the horoscope and refers to partners or relationships. ...
  7. "The Descendant" is a story fragment by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, believed to have been written in 1927.Joshi and Schulz, p. 66. It was first published in the journal Leaves in 1938, after Lovecraft's death.
  8. (The Descendants (film)) The Descendants is a 2011 film set to be directed by Alexander Payne. The film will star George Clooney.
  9. One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; One which derives directly from a given precursor or source; A later evolutionary type; descending from a biological ancestor; proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source
  10. (descendants) people who share a common ancestry.
  11. (Descendants (Basic)) Extends search from the name selected to all names that exist in the knowledge base beneath this name. If you are  searching for a family name, select Descendants to extend the search to all genus and species names that exist in the knowledge base under the family name.
  12. (Descendants) Individuals who are directly descended from a particular ancestor.
  13. (Descendants) Persons who follow decedent in line of descent.
  14. (descendants) Those yet to be born and/or newborns and babes in the womb whose spirit has recently chosen to emerge into this world in a physical body. The descendantʼs paths on Earth; their destiny, their call, move along the paths we are now creating. ...
  15. (descendants) all nodes below a given node in a tree.
  16. The lineal descendants of an individual include those who are born or adopted by the decedent.
  17. An offspring of a node. That is, a child, grandchild, etc. of a node.
  18. A person who descends from another given person.
  19. an immediate or remote offspring
  20. This word may also be spelled descendent but this spelling usually indicates an adjective (a descendent vine) while a person in a family tree is a descendant of his or her ancestors.
  21. The sign on the cusp of the seventh house, opposite your rising sign. This sign and planets here indicate your approach to a committed relationship and describe your attractions to a marriage partner.
  22. (de.scen.dant) n. - a person whose ancestry can be traced to a particular person or group.
  23. A person of whom you are an ancestor. For example, your grandfather's descendants include you, your father, your uncle, your daughter, etc.
  24. Letter L is a descendant of letter M if M is an ancestor of L.
  25. A person born in Norway to two parents born abroad. (Source: Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion)