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ascension
  • n  (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
  • n  a movement upward
  • n  (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
  • n  (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
  • n  the act of changing location in an upward direction
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ascension day
  • n  (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
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ascension of christ
  • n  (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
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ascension of the lord
  • n  (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
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ascent
  • n  an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • n  a movement upward
  • n  the act of changing location in an upward direction
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asceticism
  • n  the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
  • n  the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
  • n  rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
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asch
  • n  United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)
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aschelminthes
  • n  unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
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ascidian
  • n  minute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through which water enters and leaves
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ascidian tadpole
  • n  free-swimming larva of ascidians; they have a tail like a tadpole that contains the notochord
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ascii
  • n  (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
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ascii character
  • n  any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers
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ascii character set
  • n  (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
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ascii control character
  • n  ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace; typed by depressing a key and the control key at the same time
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ascii text file
  • n  a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting
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asclepia meadii
  • n  milkweed of central North America; a threatened species
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