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Definition of descendant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person's descendants are their children, their children's children, and all the people who live after them who are related to them He was an Adams and a direct descendant of the second President of the United States. Many of them are descendants of the original settlers.
  2. 2something that has developed from something similar in the past
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