Definition of ascension noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈsenʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈsenʃn//
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  1. 1 the Ascension (in the Christian religion) the journey of Jesus from the earth into heaven the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ
  2. 2(formal) the act of moving up or of reaching a high position her ascension to the throne
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (referring to the ascent of Christ): via Old French from Latin ascensio(n-), from the verb ascendere, from ad- ‘to’ + scandere ‘to climb’.
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