English edit

Etymology edit

From descend +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛn.dɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛndɪŋ

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of descend

Adjective edit

descending (not comparable)

  1. Moving or sloping downwards.
  2. Ordered such that each element is less than or equal to the previous element. (of a sequence)
    Please arrange these numbers in a descending order.
    1. (computing) Causing a sequence to follow a descending order.
      We used a descending sort.
  3. (music) Becoming lower in pitch.

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Noun edit

descending (plural descendings)

  1. A descent.
    continual ascendings and descendings

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