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noun     ascent pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a climb upward, especially up a hill or mountain

    the first ascent of Mt. Everest

  2. 2
    [countable] a slope, or the path that someone uses to climb a slope

    the southeast ascent of the mountain

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of moving to a higher level or position

    the airplane’s ascent to 35,000 feet

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] the process of becoming more important or famous

    her rapid ascent in the world of entertainment

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