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Meaning & Definition of Ascension in English

English

Ascension

/əsɛnʃən/

noun

1. (christianity) celebration of the ascension of christ into heaven

  • Observed on the 40th day after easter
    synonym:
  • Ascension
  • ,
  • Ascension Day
  • ,
  • Ascension of the Lord

2. A movement upward

  • "They cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
    synonym:
  • rise
  • ,
  • rising
  • ,
  • ascent
  • ,
  • ascension

3. (new testament) the rising of the body of jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his resurrection

    synonym:
  • Ascension
  • ,
  • Ascension of Christ

4. (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon

    synonym:
  • ascension

5. The act of changing location in an upward direction

    synonym:
  • rise
  • ,
  • ascent
  • ,
  • ascension
  • ,
  • ascending

Examples of using

It's great that you like to be good, to grow, to evolve; however, doing it at the cost of others or undervaluing his or her work is unforgivable. Who commits it is, in fact, in decadence rather than ascension.