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Ascent

Ascent Meaning & Definition
Ascent Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ascent?

[n] the act of changing location in an upward direction
[n] a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
[n] an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make the grade"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ascent: acclivity | ascending | ascension | ascension | climb | raise | rise | rise | rise | rising | upgrade

Related Terms | Find terms related to Ascent: abruptness | access | accession | acclivity | accretion | accrual | accruement | accumulation | addition | advance | advancement | aggrandizement | airiness | amelioration | amendment | amplification | angular motion | apotheosis | appreciation | ascending | ascension | assumption | augmentation | axial motion | backflowing | backing | backward motion | ballooning | beatification | bettering | betterment | bloating | boom | boost | broadening | Brownian movement | bubbliness | buildup | buoyancy | canonization | career | climb | climbing | course | crescendo | current | daintiness | deification | delicacy | descending | descent | development | downiness | downward motion | drift | driftage | ebbing | edema | elevation | enhancement | enlargement | enrichment | enshrinement | erection | escalation | ethereality | eugenics | euthenics | exaltation | expansion | extension | flight | floatability | flood | flow | fluffiness | flux | foaminess | forward motion | frothiness | furtherance | gain | gentleness | gossameriness | Great Leap Forward | greatening | growth | gush | headway | height | hike | improvement | increase | increment | inflation | jump | lack of weight | leap | levitation | levity | lift | lifting | lightness | melioration | mend | mending | mounting | multiplication | oblique motion | ongoing | onrush | passage | pickup | plunging | precipitousness | preferment | productiveness | progress | progression | proliferation | promotion | radial motion | raise | raising | random motion | rearing | recovery | reflowing | refluence | reflux | regression | restoration | retrogression | revival | rise | rising | rising ground | run | rush | set | sideward motion | sinking | snowballing | soaring | softness | spread | steepness | sternway | stream | subsiding | surge | sursum corda | swelling | tenderness | traject | trajet | trend | tumescence | unheaviness | up | upbeat | upbuoying | upcast | upclimb | upgo | upgrade | upheaval | uphill | uplift | uplifting | upping | uprearing | uprise | uprising | upsurge | upswing | upthrow | upthrust | uptrend | upturn | upward mobility | upward motion | verticalness | vise | volatility | waxing | weightlessness | widening | yeastiness

See Also | change of location | climb | climb | climbing | elevation | heave | heave | heaving | heaving | incline | levitation | lift | liftoff | motion | mount | mounting | move | movement | raising | rapid climb | rapid growth | side | slope | soar | takeoff | travel | upheaval | uphill | uplift | uplifting | upthrow | upthrust | zoom | zoom

Ascent In Webster's Dictionary

\As*cent"\ [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See {Ascend}, {Descent}.] 1. The act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth. To him with swift ascent he up returned. --Milton. 2. The way or means by which one ascends. 3. An eminence, hill, or high place. --Addison. 4. The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees.

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