in descending order

Definition of in descending order

  1. :  arranged in a series that begins with the greatest or largest and ends with the least or smallest The states are listed in descending order of population size. The sale items are arranged in descending order according to price.

Word by Word Definitions

descendplay descending
  1. :  to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one

    :  to pass in discussion from what is logically prior or more comprehensive

    :  to originate or come from an ancestral stock or source :  derive

orderplay
  1. :  to put in order :  arrange

    :  to give an order to :  command

    :  destine, ordain

  1. :  a group of people united in a formal way: such as

    :  a fraternal society

    :  a community under a religious rule


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