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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascent  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ascent 
  n  1:  an  upward  slope  or  grade  (as  in  a  road);  "the  car  couldn't 
  make  the  grade"  [syn:  {acclivity},  {rise},  {raise},  {climb}, 
  {upgrade}]  [ant:  {descent}] 
  2:  a  movement  upward;  "they  cheered  the  rise  of  the  hot-air 
  balloon"  [syn:  {rise},  {rising},  {ascension}]  [ant:  {fall}] 
  3:  the  act  of  changing  location  in  an  upward  direction  [syn:  {rise}, 
  {ascension},  {ascending}] 




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