What does ascent mean?

Definitions for ascent
əˈsɛntas·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradenoun

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  2. rise, rising, ascent, ascensionnoun

    a movement upward

    "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

  3. rise, ascent, ascension, ascendingnoun

    the act of changing location in an upward direction

Wiktionary

  1. ascentnoun

    The act of ascending. A motion upwards.

    He made a tedious ascent of Mont Blanc.

  2. ascentnoun

    The way or means by which one ascends.

    There is a difficult northern ascent from Malaucene of Mont Ventoux.

  3. ascentnoun

    An eminence, hill, or high place.

  4. ascentnoun

    The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade.

    The road has an ascent of 5 degrees.

  5. ascentnoun

    The ascender height in a typeface.

  6. ascentnoun

    An increase, for example in popularity or hierarchy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascent

    the act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

  2. Ascent

    the way or means by which one ascends

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

  3. Ascent

    an eminence, hill, or high place

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

  4. Ascent

    the degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

Freebase

  1. Ascent

    Ascent is a novel published in 2007, written by Jed Mercurio. It follows the career of Yevgeni Yeremin, an orphan of Stalingrad, from his days as a MiG-15 pilot in the Korean War, where he becomes a leading ace. However, at the end of the war he crashes in a plane bearing USSR insignia. Although rescued by North Korean troops he is felt to have risked revealing that Soviet aircrew participated in the conflict and on cessation of hostilities he is exiled in disgrace to a polar base. He has been befriended by one of his groundcrew, who follows him north, and he eventually marries her. He becomes a trainee cosmonaut, with little hope of a mission; he eventually volunteers for a risky mission to attempt a lunar landing ahead of Apollo 11, in an untested lunar craft. He knows that if he fails, his death will lead to little comment, and be denied by the USSR. He succeeds in achieving a landing, on the dark side of the Moon, but the lander rocket has malfunctioned, leaving him no hope of return. The novel ends with his descending from the doomed craft to walk on the lunar surface, as the lights in the stranded craft gradually go out. The novel was serialised in 10 episodes in the BBC's Book at Bedtime in August 2007.

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  1. stance

  2. secant

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ascent in a Sentence

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play.

  2. Mitul Kotecha:

    Any weakness in the dollar's ascent will be temporary, with strengthening likely toward the year-end.

  3. Geraint Thomas:

    I'm fine but it's just frustrating as the crash happened at a key point in the race, i caught up for the final ascent, was moving up a bit and by the time I got to the top 15-20, that's when Alaphilippe and Pinot attacked over the top to take the bonus seconds and I was gassed for a bit. Geraint Thomas had Geraint Thomas team mate Michal Kwiatkowski to thank for Michal Kwiatkowski recovery.

  4. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:

    Evolution is gaining the psychic zones of the world... life, being and ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence, of that very doubling back upon himself becomes in a flash able to raise himself to a new sphere.

  5. Ed Hine:

    Is it a two billion dollar catastrophe or a ten billion dollar catastrophe, a lot of times that’s not known very quickly, this is a technology that can help to make that process go a lot faster and also help to respond to their main customers quickly too and get them their money, said Peter Fuchs, co-founder of drone manufacturer Ascent Aerosystems. While helpful in certain aspects, drones can’t assist in traditional helicopter efforts. Drone operators are cautious not to interfere with normal search and rescue operations, but experts say integration is key to being successful, which means that everyone on the ground has to be on the same page. It’s not just about capturing a lot of data, it’s about capturing the critical data and getting it to the right people at the right time.

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