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Meaning of DESCENDING

Pronunciation:  dus'ending

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*scend"ing\, a.
Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards.

{Descending constellations} or {signs} (Astron.), those
   through which the planets descent toward the south.

{Descending node} (Astron.), that point in a planet's orbit
   where it intersects the ecliptic in passing southward.

{Descending series} (Math.), a series in which each term is
   numerically smaller than the preceding one; also, a series
   arranged according to descending powers of a quantity.

 
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