ascension

[uh-sen-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of ascending; ascent.
2.
the Ascension, the bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven.
3.
(initial capital letter) Ascension Day.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ascencioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin ascēnsiōn- (stem of ascēnsiō), equivalent to ascēns(us) risen up (past participle of ascendere, equivalent to ascend- climb up (see ascend) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

ascensional, adjective
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Ascension

[uh-sen-shuhn]
noun
a British island in the S Atlantic Ocean: constituent part of St. Helena. 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).
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ascension (əˈsɛnʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of ascending
2.  astronomy the rising of a star above the horizon
 
as'censional
 
adj

Ascension1 (əˈsɛnʃən)
 
n
New Testament the passing of Jesus Christ from earth into heaven (Acts 1:9)

Ascension2 (əˈsɛnʃən)
 
n
an island in the S Atlantic, northwest of St Helena: uninhabited until claimed by Britain in 1815. Pop: 1122 (2003 est). Area: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)

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ascension
early 14c., "ascent of Christ into Heaven on the 40th day after the Resurrection," from L. ascensionem (nom. ascensio), noun of action from ascensus, pp. of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Astronomical sense is recorded late 14c.; meaning "action of ascending" is from 1590s.
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Ascension definition


See CHRIST.

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Example sentences
Tikal's monuments record that he presided over the ascension of a new, foreign king.
Apple's ascension is also a sign of changing times in the technology industry.
Another new element that was sent to us to try was the spiral ascension piece.
Dossier of the ascension a practical guide to chakra activation and kundalini awakening.
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