ascending

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adjective as·cend·ing \ə-ˈsen-diŋ\

Definition of ascending

  1. 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. 2 :  rising upward usually from a more or less flat base or point of attachment the ascending stems of chickweed

Origin and Etymology of ascending

see ascend





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