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ascension

noun as·cen·sion \ə-ˈsen(t)-shən\

: the act of rising or ascending; especially : the act of moving to a higher or more powerful position

the Ascension : the Christian holiday that celebrates Jesus Christ's journey to heaven after his death

Full Definition of ASCENSION

:  the act or process of ascending

Examples of ASCENSION

  1. The play tells of his ascension to the presidency.
  2. the ascension of women in society

Origin of ASCENSION

Middle English, from Latin ascension-, ascensio, from ascendere
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ASCENSION

Ascension

geographical name As·cen·sion \ə-ˈsen(t)-shən\

Definition of ASCENSION

island in S. Atlantic belonging to British colony of St. Helena area 34 square miles (88 square kilometers), pop 1400

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