Definition of ascending
1a : rising or increasing to higher levels, values, or degrees ascending powers of x an ascending scaleb : mounting or sloping upward an ascending path
2 : rising upward usually from a more or less flat base or point of attachment the ascending stems of chickweed
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The Panthers are an ascending team, carving a similar path as the Islanders three years ago — returning to the postseason after a lengthy absence, rich with talent, positioned to become a league force.
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