ascension

The word ascension describes the act of rising up through the air. When a plane takes off, it is in ascension, or rising up in the sky.

The noun ascension derives from the Latin word ascendere, meaning "to mound, ascend, go up." You may have observed the ascension, or rising, of a star above the horizon with your telescope. Watching the ascension of a space shuttle up into the earth's atmosphere can be a thrilling experience. The ascension of a hot air balloon up into the sky can be a beautiful sight on a summer's evening.

Definitions of ascension
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n a movement upward

Synonyms:
ascent, rise, rising
Antonyms:
fall
a movement downward
Types:
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climb, climbing, mounting
an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, lift, raising
the event of something being raised upward
heave, heaving
an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
liftoff
the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom
a rapid rise
takeoff
the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust
(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
uplifting
the rise of something
Type of:
change of location, travel
a movement through space that changes the location of something

n the act of changing location in an upward direction

Synonyms:
ascending, ascent, rise
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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
scaling
ascent by or as if by a ladder
clamber
an awkward climb
mountain climbing, mountaineering
the activity of climbing a mountain
rock climbing
the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon

Type of:
change of location, travel
a movement through space that changes the location of something

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