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as·cend·ing

 (ə-sĕn′dĭng)
adj.
1. Moving, going, or growing upward: an ascending minor scale.
2. Moving or progressing toward a higher level or degree: an ascending order of difficulty.
3. Botany Growing or directing upward from a curved or slanted base, as certain plant stems.

as·cend′ing·ly adv.

ascending

(əˈsɛndɪŋ)
adj
1. moving upwards; rising
2. (Botany) botany sloping or curving upwards: the ascending stem of a vine.

as•cend•ing

(əˈsɛn dɪŋ)

adj.
1. moving upward; rising.
2. Bot. growing or directed upward.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascending - the act of changing location in an upward directionascending - the act of changing location in an upward direction
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
levitation - the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
heave, heaving - the act of lifting something with great effort
mount, climb - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
soar, zoom - the act of rising upward into the air
Adj.1.ascending - moving or going or growing upwardascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
descending - coming down or downward
Translations

ascending

[əˈsendiŋ] ADJascendente
in ascending orderen orden ascendente

ascending

[əˈsɛndɪŋ] adj [spiral, scale] → croissant(e)
in ascending order → par ordre croissant
in ascending order of importance → par ordre d'importance croissante
in ascending order of cost
This brochure lists the hotels in ascending order of cost → Ce prospectus donne une liste des hôtels, du plus économique au plus cher.

ascending

[əˈsɛndɪŋ] adjascendente

ascending

adj ascendente
References in classic literature ?
Thus spake Zarathustra to himself while ascending, comforting his heart with harsh maxims: for he was sore at heart as he had never been before.
These vanes were four in number, but were found entirely ineffectual in moving the balloon, or in aiding its ascending power.
He made the tour of the church twenty times, length and breadth, up and down, ascending and descending, running, calling, sbouting, peeping, rummaging, ransacking, thrusting his head into every hole, pushing a torch under every vault, despairing, mad.