Ascending series


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(Math.) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a quantity.
- Herschel.
A series in which each term is greater than the preceding.

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They have been described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs and vines.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and were described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks, and said to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon, near present-day Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq.
In ethico-chronological terms: when the stage following our own descends--because of human wickedness and the destruction of nature--to the point of being almost unbearable, the ascending series will begin, and so on in aeternum.
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Its chief principles call for: a study of the various sciences and an arrangement of them in a " scale of subordination, " with those of greater complexity placed near the top of an ascending series; the assignment of sociology, with its study of past history and contemporary society and its attempts to solve persistent social problems, to a position at the summit of hierarchy; and a belief in the progress of mankind toward a superior state of civilization by means of the science of sociology itself.

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