Ascent

Definition of Ascent

As`cent´
1.The act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth.
To him with swift ascent he up returned.
- Milton.
2.The way or means by which one ascends.
3.An eminence, hill, or high place.
4.The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees.

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