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ascension (uh SEN shuhn) (s) (noun), ascensions (pl)
1. The state of moving up or soaring into the air: William made an ascension in the balloon so he could see more of the countryside.
2. A situation in which someone or something has moved to a higher or more powerful position: The newspaper article told about Chuck's ascension to CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the company.
This entry is located in the following units: scend-, scen-, scand-, scan-, scans- (page 1) -sion, -sions (page 1)
ascension, assumption
ascension (uh SEN shuhn) (noun)
Rising, climbing, scaling: The climbers' ascension of the mountain was more difficult than they had expected.
assumption (uh SUMP shuhn) (noun)
1. A belief, supposition, or premise: The couple rented the old house on the assumption that the landlord would renovate it.
2. Becoming responsible for, undertaking: Damien's assumption of his brother's debts was considered to be very admirable.

The decision to climb the mountain range was based on the assumption that there was a meadow part way up the slopes; however, Elvin's and Mandy's ascension was slowed significantly when they realized that the meadow was on the other side of the mountain.

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right ascension
The angular distance measured eastward along the celestial equator, between a celestial object and the first point of Aries.

The symbol is α (alpha), and this coordinate is usually expressed in units of time.

This entry is located in the following unit: Astronomy and related astronomical terms (page 22)