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Noun ascent has 3 senses
  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
    --1 is a kind of slope, incline, side
    Antonyms: descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope
    --1 has particulars: uphill
    Derived form: verb ascend5
  2. rise, rising, ascent, ascension - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
    --2 is a kind of change of location, travel
    --2 has particulars:
     climb, climbing, mounting; elevation, lift, raising; heave, heaving; liftoff; rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom; takeoff; upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust; uplifting
    Derived form: verb ascend1
  3. rise, ascent, ascension, ascending - the act of changing location in an upward direction
    --3 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    --3 has particulars:
     levitation; heave, heaving; climb, mount; soar, zoom
    Derived form: verb ascend1
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