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ASCENDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ascending mean? 

ASCENDING (noun)
  The noun ASCENDING has 1 sense:

1. the act of changing location in an upward direction

  Familiarity information: ASCENDING used as a noun is very rare.


ASCENDING (adjective)
  The adjective ASCENDING has 1 sense:

1. moving or going or growing upward

  Familiarity information: ASCENDING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASCENDING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of changing location in an upward direction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ascending; rise; ascent; ascension

Hypernyms ("ascending" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ascending"):

levitation (the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means)

heave; heaving (the act of lifting something with great effort)

climb; mount (the act of climbing something)

soar; zoom (the act of rising upward into the air)


ASCENDING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Moving or going or growing upward

Context examples:

the ascending plane / the ascending staircase / the ascending stems of chickweed

Similar:

acclivitous; rising; uphill (sloping upward)

ascendant; ascendent; ascensive (tending or directed upward)

assurgent (growing or extending upward)

assurgent (rising from the sea)

scandent (used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb)

highflying (moving upward or along at a considerable height)

up; upward (extending or moving toward a higher place)

Also:

up (being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level)

Antonym:

descending (coming down or downward)


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