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 for ascension
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ascension \As*cen"sion\, n. [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr.
     ascendere. See Ascend.]
     1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the
        fortieth day after his resurrection. (--Acts i. 9.) Also,
        Ascension Day.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. An ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that
        which arises, as from distillation.
        [1913 Webster]
              Vaporous ascensions from the stomach. --Sir T.
        [1913 Webster]
     Ascension Day, the Thursday but one before Whitsuntide, the
        day on which commemorated our Savior's ascension into
        heaven after his resurrection; -- called also Holy
     Right ascension (Astron.), that degree of the equinoctial,
        counted from the beginning of Aries, which rises with a
        star, or other celestial body, in a right sphere; or the
        arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of
        Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the
        meridian with the star; -- expressed either in degrees or
        in time.
     Oblique ascension (Astron.), an arc of the equator,
        intercepted between the first point of Aries and that
        point of the equator which rises together with a star, in
        an oblique sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted
        between the first point of Aries and that point of the
        equator that comes to the horizon with a star. It is
        little used in modern astronomy.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into
           heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter [syn:
           Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord]
      2: a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air
         balloon" [syn: rise, rising, ascent, ascension] [ant:
      3: (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven
         on the 40th day after his Resurrection [syn: Ascension,
         Ascension of Christ]
      4: (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
      5: the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn:
         rise, ascent, ascension, ascending]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascension":
     anabasis, apotheosis, ascent, assumption, clamber, climb, climbing,
     elevation, escalade, fountain, gathering, gush, gyring up,
     increase, jet, jump, leap, levitation, mount, mounting,
     resurrection, rise, rising, rocketing up, saltation, shooting up,
     soaring, spout, spring, spurt, surge, takeoff, taking off,
     the Ascension, the Assumption, translation, upclimb, upcoming,
     updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, upleap,
     uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot,
     upslope, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, zooming

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     See CHRIST.

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Ascension -- U.S. Parish in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    76627
     Housing Units (2000): 29172
     Land area (2000):     291.529360 sq. miles (755.057544 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    11.353324 sq. miles (29.404973 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    302.882684 sq. miles (784.462517 sq. km)
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             30.203822 N, 90.940966 W
      Ascension, LA
      Ascension Parish
      Ascension Parish, LA

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