Definition of Descendant
Examples of Descendant
- Malia and Sasha are the descendants of Michelle and Barack Obama.
- You are a descendant of your father and grandfather unless your culture uses matrilineal descent, in that instance you are a descendant of your mother and grandmother but not your father or grandfather.
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (de·scen·dant)
- Plural: descendants
- A group of people descended from a common ancestor (e.g., individual, animal, mythical being, or plant) is a clan.
- Variant spelling: descendent
- A (noun) descender (verb) descends from ancestors and is their descendant.
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “descendant.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/descendant/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
descendant. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/descendant/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “descendant.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/descendant/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“descendant.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/descendant/>.