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descension

[dih-sen-shuh n] /dɪˈsɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
Astrology. the part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is weakest.
Compare exaltation (def 6).
2.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English descensioun < Old French descension < Latin dēscēnsiōn- (stem of dēscēnsiō), equivalent to dēscēns(us) (past participle of dēscendere to descend) + -iōn- -ion
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n.

early 15c., from Old French descension, from Latin descensionem (nominative descensio) "a going down, descending," noun of action from descensus, past participle of descendere (see descend).

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