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(aerospace engineering)
Motion of a craft in which the path is inclined upward with respect to the horizontal.

What does it mean when you dream about an ascent?

Dreaming of moving up—in an elevator or by other means—indicates accomplishment and reward for achievements.

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Slowly and steadily we kept on our way over this dangerous part of the ascent, and I dare say it was fortunate for some of us that attention was distracted from the head by the paramount necessity of looking after the feet; FOR, WHILE ON THE LEFT THE INCLINE OF ICE WAS SO STEEP THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY MAN TO SAVE HIMSELF IN CASE OF A SLIP, UNLESS THE OTHERS COULD HOLD HIM UP, ON THE RIGHT WE MIGHT DROP A PEBBLE FROM THE HAND OVER PRECIPICES OF UNKNOWN EXTENT DOWN UPON THE TREMENDOUS GLACIER BELOW.
And now, having demonstrated this important conclusion so that it is clear to anyone, however prejudiced or obtuse, I am of opinion that we cannot do better than break up our camp and travel to westward until we find some means of ascent.
It was not more than forty feet across at the mouth, but it rapidly closed until it ended in an acute angle, too straight and smooth for an ascent.
Here was the point, and this the means by which Maple White and his ill-fated comrade had made their ascent.
The climb was a more simple thing now that the rope dangled down the face of the worst part of the ascent.
As the Doctor delivered his injunctions between the intervals of his ascent, by the time they were concluded, both he and his auditor had gained the upper level.
The Huron instantly turned, and commenced a rapid retreat up the ascent.
The course lay up the ascent, and still continued hazardous and laborious.
His keen eye took a single look at the victims, and then shot its glances over the difficulties of the ascent in his front.
Under this contract Ascent Integration - European Operations, will manage the design, integration, build and installation of the equipment and tooling necessary to assemble this unique aircraft.
According to the firm, the Ascent Tooling Group (including Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems), will serve as the largest tooling businesses serving the aerospace industry.
In the beginning Suqian will possess a 75% stake in the joint venture, with Ascent Solar owning 25%.