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as·cen·sion

 (ə-sĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of ascending; ascent.
2. Astronomy The rising of a star above the horizon.
3. Ascension
a. In Christianity, the bodily rising of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection.
b. A feast celebrating this event, observed on Ascension Day.

[Middle English ascensioun, from Old French ascention, from Latin ascēnsiō, ascēnsiōn-, from ascēnsus, past participle of ascendere, to ascend; see ascend.]

as·cen′sion·al adj.
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The doctor, according to very accurate calculations, found that, including the articles indispensable to his journey and his apparatus, he should have to carry a weight of 4,000 pounds; therefore he had to find out what would be the ascensional force of a balloon capable of raising such a weight, and, consequently, what would be its capacity.
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
But the management of two balloons would, necessarily, be very difficult, in view of the problem how to keep them both at an equal ascensional force.
In contrast with this regressive perspective, in The tears of the Muses Spenser returns from the descensive view to an ascensional image of the eternal universe, with the crystal dome (which points to a flat earth model), the celestial hierarchy, the stars, spheres, spirits, beautiful intelligences, angels and the divine throne:
Cabe destacar, ademas, que si bien la conexion entre la materia y lo sagrado es la caracteristica esencial y dominante en la concepcion espiritual presente en Guitarra negra, esta no es exclusiva, pues tambien en el poemario se encuentran algunas desviaciones hacia concepciones propias de la mistica tradicional que se caracteriza por la figura ascensional, como la idea panteista de que a traves de la materia se asciende a lo sagrado, donde la figura del ser creador esta expresada y contenido en su creacion, "es un momento para pensar en Dios/ (comprender que somos parte de una/ totalidad que nos contiene" (18), indica el poema "i".
Llegado a este punto, el cenit ("mediodia perfecto") aparece como un isomorfismo espectacular y ascensional (8), pues connota, primero, la luminosidad de la union y, segundo, la elevacion de los cuerpos en su furor sexual ("los peces rojos van y vienen sin musica"), en medio de la amplitud del espacio telurico y marino.
El contenido sobresale por la fluidez de las imagenes en un constante tono ascensional siempre coartado por la realidad.
Como es evidente, estas tres especies de almas siendo diversas, tienen en comun una vocacion ascensional "Pues las etapas del viaje son dos para todas" (Plotino, Eneadas, I 3, 1, 10).
La naturaleza, una instancia analogica, afectiva y ascensional.
Evidente simbolo ascensional, el avion es tambien un simbolo de riesgo, cuya ilusion de libertad y poderio (como se ve en las poeticas lineas donde Ricardo le explica a Elena la euforia que siente al volar, 186) se deshace con el mas leve error humano (como se ve en el casete del accidente aereo).
Climbing the symbolic ascensional ladder, the father collapses in a symbolic cruxifixion pose.
Do mesmo modo, o psicoterapeuta recomenda, na pratica ascensional do sonho acordado, nao largar o sonhador no cimo de sua ascensao, mas faze-lo voltar progressivamente ao seu nivel de partida, traze-lo suavemente a sua altitude mental habitual (DURAND, 2012, p.