Ascension - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈsenʃn|  American pronunciation of the word ascension
Brit.  |əˈsɛnʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word ascension

noun

- (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
- a movement upward (syn: ascent, rise, rising)
- (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
- (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
- the act of changing location in an upward direction (syn: ascending, ascent, rise)

Examples

The play tells of his ascension to the presidency.

the ascension of women in society

his ascension to the ranks of senior management

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