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descendant

de·scend·ant

descendant

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sen dihnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one regarded as the biological offspring of a given ancestor or ancestors.
He was the descendant of kings.
synonyms:
child, issue, offspring, progeny, scion
antonyms:
predecessor
similar words:
kin, lineage, offshoot, relative
definition 2: anything regarded as derived from a previous form.
Pocket calculators are descendants of adding machines.
synonyms:
derivative, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth
antonyms:
ancestor
similar words:
by-product, child, consequence, corollary, product, progeny, result
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: descendent.
synonyms:
descendent, descending
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