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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of changing location in an upward direction;
[syn: rise, ascent, ascension, ascending]


1. moving or going or growing upward;
- Example: "the ascending plane"
- Example: "the ascending staircase"
- Example: "the ascending stems of chickweed"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ascend \As*cend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ascended; p. pr. & vb. n. Ascending.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb, mount. See Scan.] 1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend. [1913 Webster] Higher yet that star ascends. --Bowring. [1913 Webster] I ascend unto my father and your father. --John xx. 17. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly used with up. [1913 Webster] The smoke of it ascended up to heaven. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To rise, in a figurative sense; to proceed from an inferior to a superior degree, from mean to noble objects, from particulars to generals, from modern to ancient times, from one note to another more acute, etc.; as, our inquiries ascend to the remotest antiquity; to ascend to our first progenitor. [1913 Webster] Syn: To rise; mount; climb; scale; soar; tower. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ascending \As*cend"ing\, a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. -- As*cend"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] Ascending latitude (Astron.), the increasing latitude of a planet. --Ferguson. Ascending line (Geneol.), the line of relationship traced backward or through one's ancestors. One's father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, etc., are in the line direct ascending. Ascending node having, that node of the moon or a planet wherein it passes the ecliptic to proceed northward. It is also called the northern node. --Herschel. Ascending series. (Math.) (a) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a quantity. (b) A series in which each term is greater than the preceding. Ascending signs, signs east of the meridian. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ascending adj 1: moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed" [ant: descending(a)] n 1: the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn: rise, ascent, ascension, ascending]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascending": Olympian, acclinate, acclivitous, aerial, airy, altitudinous, anabatic, ascendant, ascensional, ascensive, aspiring, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, climbing, colossal, descending, dominating, down-trending, downward, drifting, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, flowing, fluent, flying, going, gyrational, gyratory, haughty, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, in the ascendant, leaping, lofty, monumental, mounting, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping, passing, plunging, progressive, prominent, rampant, rearing, reflowing, refluent, regressive, retrogressive, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running, rushing, saltatory, scandent, scansorial, sideward, sinking, skyrocketing, soaring, spiraling, spiring, springing, steep, streaming, sublime, superlative, supernal, topless, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, up-trending, uparching, upcoming, upgoing, upgrade, uphill, uphillward, uplifted, upreared, uprising, upsloping, upward, upwith