ETYM French ascension, Latin ascensio, from ascendere. Related to Ascend.
1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent.
2. An ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation.
3. Specifically: the visible ascent of Jesus on the fortieth day after his resurrection.
2. Escalade. Ascension d'une côte.
3. (Au figuré) Élévation. Ascension sociale.