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1 (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter [syn: Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord]
2 a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon" [syn: rise, rising, ascent] [ant: fall]
3 (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection [syn: Ascension of Christ]
4 (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
5 the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn: rise, ascent, ascending]

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From ascensio


  1. The act of ascending; an ascent
    He made an ascension in the balloon to get a better view.


the act of ascending
Jesus' rise to heaven

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ascension in Spanish: Ascensión
ascension in French: Ascension
ascension in Italian: Ascensione
ascension in Japanese: アセンション
ascension in Slovak: Ascension
ascension in Serbo-Croatian: Ascension
ascension in Finnish: Ascension

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