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descension

[ dih-sen-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈsɛn ʃən /
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noun
Astrology. the part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is weakest.Compare exaltation (def. 6).
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Origin of descension

1350–1400; Middle English descensioun<Old French descension<Latin dēscēnsiōn- (stem of dēscēnsiō), equivalent to dēscēns(us) (past participle of dēscendere to descend) + -iōn--ion
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How to use descension in a sentence

  • The inclination of the cylinder, which is variable, promotes the gradual descension of the ore from the higher to the lower end.

    Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
  • When there should have been an ascension there was a descension.

  • It marks a descension from the higher plane reached by the vigorous pioneers who planted and reared our social tree.

    With Edge Tools|Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
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