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From ascend +‎ -ing.

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  1. present participle and gerund of ascend

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ascending (not comparable) (attributive)

  1. Rising or increasing to higher levels, values, or degrees. (of a sequence)
    Please arrange these numbers in an ascending order.
    1. (computing) That causes a sequence to follow an ascending order.
      We used an ascending sort.
  2. Leading or sloping upwards.
    Synonym: (biology, physiology) ascendant

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ascending (plural ascendings)

  1. An ascent.
    continual ascendings and descendings

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