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Noun: ascent  u'sent
  1. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    - acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade [N. Amer]
     
  2. A movement upward
    "they cheered the ascent of the hot-air balloon";
    - rise, rising, ascension
     
  3. The act of changing location in an upward direction
    - rise, ascension, ascending

Sounds like: assent

Derived forms: ascents

Type of: change of location, incline, motion, move, movement, side, slope, travel

Antonym: descent

Encyclopedia: Ascent