Definition of 'ascending'
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From time to time they could see the glimmer of sun on an ascending vehicle. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS (2001)She just moved off, climbing the air as though ascending a flight of invisible stairs. EVERVILLE (2001)The journey was increasingly perilous, as the formations they were ascending became steeper, and the bridges they crossed narrower. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
She tried to describe how a scryer's vision was like ascending the branches of an infinite tree. THE LIGHTSTONE: BOOK ONE, PART TWO OF THE EA CYCLE (2001)
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Translations for 'ascending'
British English: ascending ADJECTIVE
If a group of things is arranged in ascending order, each thing is bigger, greater, or more important than the thing before it.
Now draw or trace ten dinosaurs in ascending order of size.
Definition of ascending from the Collins English Dictionary
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