Ascent meaning

ə-sĕnt
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The act or process of rising or going upward.
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The definition of ascent is the act of climbing or moving upward.

As example of an ascent would be taking the ski lift to the top of a mountain.

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An upward slope or incline.
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The act of ascending. A motion upwards.

He made a tedious ascent of Mont Blanc.

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The way or means by which one ascends.

There is a difficult northern ascent from Malaucene of Mont Ventoux.

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An eminence, hill, or high place.
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The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade.

The road has an ascent of 5 degrees.

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(typography) The ascender height in a typeface.
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An increase, for example in popularity or hierarchy.
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A going back in time or upward in genealogical succession.
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The act of ascending, rising, or climbing.
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An advancement, as in rank, fame, etc.
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The passing of an estate to an heir who is an ancestor of the intestate. See also descent.
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An advancement, especially in social status.
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A going back in time or in line of ancestry.
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Origin of ascent

  • From ascend on the model of descent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition