ascension

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noun as·cen·sion \ ə-ˈsen(t)-shən \

Definition of ascension

:the act or process of ascending

Examples of ascension in a Sentence

  1. The play tells of his ascension to the presidency.

  2. the ascension of women in society

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Origin and Etymology of ascension

Middle English, from Latin ascension-, ascensio, from ascendere


Ascension

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

Definition of Ascension

isolated island in the South Atlantic belonging to the British colony of Saint Helena area 34 square miles (88 square kilometers), population 1400


ASCENSION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ascension for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ASCENSION Defined for Kids

ascension

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noun as·cen·sion \ ə-ˈsen-shən \

Definition of ascension for Students

:the act or process of moving or rising up especially to a higher or more powerful position
  • ascension to the throne


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