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English definition of “ascent”

ascent

noun uk   /əˈsent/ us  

ascent noun (CLIMB)

[C usually singular] the act of climbing or moving upwards: She made her first successful ascent of Everest last year. As the plane made its ascent, we saw thick smoke coming from one engine.Moving upwards

ascent noun (SLOPE)

[C] a slope, path, or road that goes up something: We struggled up the slippery ascent.Up and upwardMoving upwardsRoutes and roads in general

ascent noun (TO HIGHER POSITION)

[S] formal the fact of starting to become successful: His ascent to power was rapid and unexpected.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures
(Definition of ascent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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