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Meaning of ASCENDING

Pronunciation:  u'sending

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of changing location in an upward direction
 

ASCENDING is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: ascension, ascent, rise
 
 See Also: climb, heave, heaving, levitation, motion, mount, move, movement, soar, zoom

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*cend"ing\, a.
Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite. --
{As*cend"ing*ly}, adv.

{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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. In botany terminology : growing erect after an oblique or semi-horizontal beginning.
  2. Rising or curving upward.
 
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