Definition Of ascent
a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.
the first ascent of the Matterhorn
an instance of rising through the air.
the first balloon ascent was in 1783
Example Of ascent
After the first hour or so of gentle ascent through a lava flow the climb steepens.
Ariane 44L carries four large liquid strap-on boosters to augment the launcher's thrust at liftoff and during the initial ascent .
As flight director, Mr Noble, who attended Burnley Grammar School and took up ballooning in 1974, was to mastermind the ascent and ensure the pilots return safely to earth.
As the balloon began its historic ascent , someone nearby questioned the usefulness of this new invention.
At the end of its ascent , the balloon bursts from the lack of air pressure in near space.