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 scale>b :  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

First Known Use: 1581

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