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Meaning of "line of descent" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LINE OF DESCENT

line of descent  [laɪn əv dɪˈsɛnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LINE OF DESCENT

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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Line of descent is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LINE OF DESCENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

line of descent

Kinship

This article reflects the long-standing use of the term kinship in anthropology, which refers to the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of most humans in most societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated. Anthropologist Robin Fox states that "the study of kinship is the study of what man does with these basic facts of life - mating, gestation, parenthood, socialization, siblingship etc." Human society is unique, he argues, in that we "are working with the same raw material as exists in the animal world, but can conceptualize and categorize it to serve social ends." These social ends include the socialization of children, and the formation of basic economic, political, and religious groups. Within anthropology, kinship can refer both to the patterns of social relationships themselves, or it can refer to the study of the patterns of social relationships in one or more human cultures.

Definition of line of descent in the English dictionary

The definition of line of descent in the dictionary is someone's line of descent is all the people they are descended from.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LINE OF DESCENT


ascent
əˈsɛnt
assent
əˈsɛnt
cent
sɛnt
concent
kənˈsɛnt
consent
kənˈsɛnt
descent
dɪˈsɛnt
disconsent
ˌdɪskənˈsɛnt
dissent
dɪˈsɛnt
incent
ɪnˈsɛnt
Pinsent
ˈpɪnˌsɛnt
scent
sɛnt
sent
sɛnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LINE OF DESCENT

line fishing
Line Islands
line judge
line management
line manager
line of attack
line of battle
line of communication
line of credit
line of demarcation
line of fire
line of flight
line of force
line of latitude
line of least resistance
line of longitude
line of scrimmage
line of sight
line of vision
line one´s pockets

WORDS THAT END LIKE LINE OF DESCENT

adolescent
chemiluminescent
convalescent
crescent
effervescent
Fertile Crescent
fluorescent
incandescent
iridescent
luminescent
nascent
obsolescent
pearlescent
photoluminescent
prepubescent
quiescent
recent
Red Crescent
reminiscent
senescent
the crescent

Synonyms and antonyms of line of descent in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «line of descent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LINE OF DESCENT

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The translations of line of descent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «line of descent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

世系行
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

línea de descendencia
570 millions of speakers

English

line of descent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वंश की लाइन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خط من أصل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

линия спуска
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

linha de descendência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বংশগতির লাইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ligne de descente
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Garis keturunan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abstammungslinie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

降下の行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하강의 선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Baris keturunan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dòng gốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வம்சாவளியைச் சேர்ந்தவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वंशोत्पत्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Iniş çizgisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

linea di discendenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

linia zejścia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лінія спуску
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

linie de coborâre
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραμμή καθόδου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lyn van afkoms
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nedstigande led
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nedstigende linje
5 millions of speakers

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The term «line of descent» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.030 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LINE OF DESCENT» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LINE OF DESCENT»

Discover the use of line of descent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to line of descent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Family Record in Our Line of Descent from Major John Mason ...
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Theodore West Mason, 2009
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Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes
Figure 12.17 illustrates a magma's chemical evolution, called the liquid line-of- descent, as it undergoes fractional crystallization. In figure 12.17a, crystals of composition A separate from liquid L,, with the result that the liquid composition is  ...
Harry Y. McSween, Steven McAfee Richardson, Maria E. Uhle, 2003
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A Dictionary of American and English Law: With Definitions ...
Line of descent, (in a statute, equivalent to "line of entailment"). South. (N. J.) 708. LINEA OBLIQTJA.— The oblique line. More commonly termed linea transversals (q. v.) LINEA RECTA— The right or direct line; a line of persons in which the ...
Stewart Rapalje, Robert L. Lawrence, 1888
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The Xilixana Yanomami of the Amazon: History, Social ...
If multiple paternity is involved, the primary father, usually the primary husband of the mother, is used in tracing the line of descent. In addition to biological descent through the male line, marriage, adoption, and occasional redefinition of a ...
John D. Early, John F. Peters, 2000
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A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and ...
A line of descent connecting persons who are not directly related to each other as ascendants or descendants, but whose relationship consists in common descent from the same ancestor.— Direct line. A line of descent traced through those ...
Henry Campbell Black, 1910
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Evolution
The proportional rate of fixation that occurs in one gene relative to the rates of fixation in other genes stays the same throughout any line of descent. In a classical study, Fitch and Langley tested attributes of the evolutionary clock hypothesis for ...
Monroe W. Strickberger, 2005
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Evolutionary Ethics and Contemporary Biology
It is not certain that they all are in the direct line of descent to modern humans, Homo sapiens. Australopithecus anamensis, dated 3.9–4.2 mya, was habitually bipedal and has been placed in the line of descent to Australopithecus afarensis,  ...
Giovanni Boniolo, Gabriele De Anna, 2006
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New Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia
... Line of descent aho / hikahika / kiwei / takiaho / hiwi Line of issue k6iwi Direct line of descent hikahikamatua Direct, in tracing line of descent pfxkaka Direct line of descent from an ancestor tikerekcre Trace descent in a direct line tihuhuhaere  ...
Sally-Anne Lambert, 2007
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A South African Kingdom: The Pursuit of Security in ...
It was sometimes useful to call upon the members of a limited line of descent in which membership was obvious, because it spanned only two or three generations. Such "lineages" tended to have limited decision-making powers and were ...
Elizabeth A. Eldredge, 2002
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The Archaeology of Kinship: Advancing Interpretation and ...
Through matrilineal descent, ego belongs to the same line of descent as mother, her brother, and her sister and sister's children (matrilineal parallel cousins). But ego does not belong to the same line of descent as his or her matrilateral cross ...
Bradley E. Ensor, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LINE OF DESCENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term line of descent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Last of the 'exotic' Hollywood heart-throbs - The Irish Times
... Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968), as perhaps the last of the “exotic” Hollywood heartthrobs in a line of descent from Rudolph Valentino. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
2
The Confederacy: Source of pride or shame?
But the fact that on March 6, 1860, Francis Hayes, a Texas frontier lawyer in my mother's direct line of descent, went to a “negro auction” and ... «Arizona Daily Sun, Jul 15»
3
Should we feel proud of our rebellious Confederate ancestors? Or …
But the fact that on March 6, 1860, Francis Hayes, a Texas frontier lawyer in my mother's direct line of descent, went to a “Negro auction” and ... «Youngstown Vindicator, Jul 15»
4
A Comparative Balancing Act: Arabic Literature Is from Mars, English …
While acknowledging that previous scholars had been wrong in tracing a direct line of descent between al-Maʿarrī's Epistle and Dante's Divina ... «Oye! Times, Jun 15»
5
240 Million-Year-Old Turtle Fossil Unearthed, Evolution of Turtle …
... between the 260 million-year-old Eunotosaurus and 220 million-year-old Odontochelys, thus, providing continuity to the line of descent of the ... «NY City News, Jun 15»
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The Divine Right of KIngs
Such a line of descent was (and is) known as the "Grail Bloodline". The Basilica by Hugh Colmer. - Advertisement -. Originally, a pharaoh or ... «OpEdNews, Jun 15»
7
A Bone to Pick
They have seen their task as being to trace a straight line of descent from the earliest hominid forms to modern humans. In fact, the hominid tree ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
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Why American Pharoah, The First Triple Crown Winner In 37 Years …
“The sire line is very stamina oriented, but the female line of descent — the dam, the second dam, the third dam — they've all been very speed ... «Forbes, Jun 15»
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Skilled migrants love the UK – please show us some in return
My wife and I are Americans. I am a university lecturer, she a librarian. My family has a straight line of descent to England running through the ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
10
Can Science Go Back to the Future?
The line of descent leading to Asian elephants and mammoths diverged some 7 million to 8 million years ago, at about the same time the ... «The Nation., May 15»

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