meaning of ASCENT

ASCENT meaning in General Dictionary

The act of rising motion ascending increase a mounting up as he made a tedious ascent the ascent of vapors through the planet

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  • an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • a movement up
  • the work of switching place in an upward way
  • The act of increasing; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tiresome ascent; the ascent of vapors through the earth.
  • just how or means wherein one ascends.
  • An eminence, hill, or large place.
  • their education of level of an object, or perhaps the position it makes with a horizontal range; desire; increasing class; as, a roadway has an ascent of five degrees.

ASCENT meaning in Law Dictionary

passageway upwards; the transmission of an estate from the ancestor to the heir into the ascending range. See 4 Kent, Comm. 393, 397.


ASCENT meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1610, "activity of ascending," from ascend on type of descend/descent; "climbing" good sense is from 1753.


ASCENT meaning in General Dictionary

The work of increasing; movement upward; increase; a mounting up; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the planet.

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  • just how or means by which one ascends.
  • An eminence, mountain, or large location.
  • the amount of height of an object, or the angle it will make with a horizontal range; desire; increasing grade; as, a road has actually an ascent of five degrees.

Sentence Examples with the word ASCENT

The Ascent of Water in Trees.The supply of water to the peripheral protoplasts of a tree is consequently of the first importance.

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