As*cend"ing, a.

Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite.

-- As*cend"ing*ly, adv.

Ascending latitude Astron., the increasing latitude of a planet. Ferguson. -- Ascending line Geneol., the line of relationship traced backward or through one's ancestors. One's father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, etc., are in the line direct ascending. -- Ascending node having, that node of the moon or a planet wherein it passes the ecliptic to proceed northward. It is also called the northern node. Herschel. -- Ascending series. Math. (a) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a quantity. (b) A series in which each term is greater than the preceding. -- Ascending signs, signs east of the meridian.


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