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ascension (uh SEN shuhn) (s) (noun)
, ascensions (pl)
1. That which has moved up, soared, or flying: 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.
(uh SEN shuhn) (noun
Rising, climbing, scaling: The climbers' ascension of the mountain was more difficult than they had expected.
(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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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.