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descending

[di′sen·diŋ]
(anatomy)
Extending or directed downward or caudally, as the descending aorta.
(neuroscience)
In the nervous system, efferent; conducting impulses or progressing down the spinal cord or from central to peripheral.
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The leading masonry-cement-consuming states were, in descending order, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina and Georgia; these received about 60 percent of March's shipments.
The path of the ascending and descending moon is similar to the progress of the sun during the year.
Turn right on the road and after 100 metres take the path on the left, descending down the hill through woods to a bridge.
Tran does know his craft--the reworking of Descending certainly demonstrates his ability to expand a piece made originally for three dancers to accommodate five.
You can ski downhill with skins on, but it slows you, something that can be handy when descending an icy gully.
Holl's play of amorphous and orthogonal, descending and ascending, triggers a reading of the entire structure as a set of caged volumes tethered to the spinal corridor and accessed alternatively from lower and upper internal levels.
A taxonomy is a hierarchical system describing the descending relationships between species and genera.
The motion of the person descending actually generates the dynamic resistance, so the faster the person descends, the greater the resistance, resulting in a safe, constant speed of descent.
Both pilots followed the instructions issued by the TCAS, with the Embraer climbing and the Dash descending.
A motive consisting of a descending seventh followed by a descending sixth appearing in the first piece, The Stubborn Donkey, reappears in all four of the etudes.