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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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asclepiadaceae
  • n  widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice
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asclepias
  • n  genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
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asclepias albicans
  • n  tall herb with leafless white waxy stems and whitish starlike flowers; southwestern United States
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asclepias curassavica
  • n  tropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting a swallow with outspread wings; a weed throughout the tropics
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