how to pronounce descending


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descending is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of descending in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… then police descending on the area …”

meanings of descending


  1. Ordered such that each element is less than or equal to the previous element.
  2. That causes a sequence to follow a descending order.


  1. Present participle of descend.


  1. A descent.

descending frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word descending occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics descending can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that descending can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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