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definition of the word ascent

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Singular
ascent

Plural
ascents

ascent (plural ascents)

  1. The act of ascending. A motion upwards.
    Example: he made a tedious ascent of Mont Blanc
  2. The way or means by which one ascends.
    Example: There is a difficult northern ascent from Malaucene of Mont Ventoux
  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.
    Example: the road has an ascent of 5 degrees

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