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Definition of Descendant

(noun) An individual descended from a particular individual (ancestor) or group.

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Syllabification: de·scen·dant

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– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /dəˈsɛnd(ə)nt/
  • British English – /dᵻˈsɛnd(ə)nt/

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Cite the Definition of Descendant

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “descendant.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 19, 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 November 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/descendant/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“descendant.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/descendant/>.