direct descent

n. 直系, 正系

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  • Direct Descent —   Author(s) …   Wikipedia

  • direct — vb 1 Direct, address, devote, apply are comparable when used reflexively with the meaning to turn or bend one s attention, energies, or abilities to something or when meaning to turn, bend, or point (as one s attention, thoughts, or efforts) to a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • descent — noun 1 movement down ADJECTIVE ▪ fast, rapid, swift (esp. BrE) ▪ slow ▪ steep ▪ gentle, gradual …   Collocations dictionary

  • descent — n. origin 1) to trace one s descent 2) direct descent 3) descent from 4) of a certain descent decline 5) a gradual, steep descent * * * [dɪ sent] steep descent [ decline ] a gradual [ origin ] to trace one s descent direct descent of a c …   Combinatory dictionary

  • descent — de|scent [dıˈsent] n 1.) [U and C] formal the process of going down ≠ ↑ascent ▪ Passengers must fasten their seat belts prior to descent. descent from/to ▪ The descent to Base Camp took about two days. 2.) [U] your family origins, especially your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Descent from antiquity — (DFA) is the project of establishing a well researched, generation by generation descent of living persons from people living in antiquity. It is an ultimate challenge in prosopography and genealogy. The idea is by no means new. Hellenistic… …   Wikipedia

  • Direct — Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct action — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct discourse — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct evidence — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct examination — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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