Meaning of ASCENT in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' sent, a-

Function: noun

Etymology: irregular from ascend

Date: circa 1596

1 a : the act of rising or mounting upward : CLIMB b : an upward slope or rising grade : ACCLIVITY c : the degree of elevation : INCLINATION , GRADIENT

2 : an advance in social status or reputation : PROGRESS

3 : a going back in time or upward in order of genealogical succession

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.