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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascension  \As*cen"sion\,  n.  [F.  ascension,  L.  ascensio,  fr 
  ascendere  See  {Ascend}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  ascending;  a  rising;  ascent. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  The  visible  ascent  of  our  Savior  on  the 
  fortieth  day  after  his  resurrection.  (--Acts  i.  9.)  Also 
  Ascension  Day 
 
  3.  An  ascending  or  arising,  as  in  distillation;  also  that 
  which  arises,  as  from  distillation. 
 
  Vaporous  ascensions  from  the  stomach.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  {Ascension  Day},  the  Thursday  but  one  before  Whitsuntide,  the 
  day  on  which  commemorated  our  Savior's  ascension  into 
  heaven  after  his  resurrection;  --  called  also  {Holy 
  Thursday}. 
 
  {Right  ascension}  (Astron.),  that  degree  of  the  equinoctial, 
  counted  from  the  beginning  of  Aries,  which  rises  with  a 
  star,  or  other  celestial  body,  in  a  right  sphere;  or  the 
  arc  of  the  equator  intercepted  between  the  first  point  of 
  Aries  and  that  point  of  the  equator  that  comes  to  the 
  meridian  with  the  star;  --  expressed  either  in  degrees  or 
  in  time. 
 
  {Oblique  ascension}  (Astron.),  an  arc  of  the  equator, 
  intercepted  between  the  first  point  of  Aries  and  that 
  point  of  the  equator  which  rises  together  with  a  star,  in 
  an  oblique  sphere;  or  the  arc  of  the  equator  intercepted 
  between  the  first  point  of  Aries  and  that  point  of  the 
  equator  that  comes  to  the  horizon  with  a  star.  It  is 
  little  used  in  modern  astronomy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Ascension 
  n  1:  the  40th  day  after  Easter;  celebrates  the  Ascension  of 
  Christ  into  heaven  [syn:  {Ascension},  {Ascension  Day},  {Ascension 
  of  the  Lord}] 
  2:  a  movement  upward;  "they  cheered  the  rise  of  the  hot-air 
  balloon"  [syn:  {rise},  {rising},  {ascent}]  [ant:  {fall}] 
  3:  the  act  of  changing  location  in  an  upward  direction  [syn:  {rise}, 
  {ascent},  {ascending}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ascension 
  See  {CHRIST}. 
 




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