Ascending

Definition of Ascending

As`cend´ing
a.1.Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite.
Ascending latitude
(Astron.) the increasing latitude of a planet.
Ascending line
(Geneol.) the line of relationship traced backward or through one's ancestors. One's father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, etc., are in the line direct ascending.
- Ferguson.
Ascending node
having, that node of the moon or a planet wherein it passes the ecliptic to proceed northward. It is also called the northern node.
Ascending series
a - (Math.) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a quantity.
- Herschel.
b - A series in which each term is greater than the preceding.
Ascending signs
signs east of the meridian.

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