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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·cen·sion /əˈsɛn(t)ʃən/
 上升,耶穌的昇天

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·cen·sion, n.
 1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent.
 2. Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. (--Acts i. 9.) Also, Ascension Day.
 3. An ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation.
    Vaporous ascensions from the stomach.   --Sir T. Browne.
 Ascension Day, the Thursday but one before Whitsuntide, the day on which commemorated our Savior's ascension into heaven after his resurrection; -- called also Holy Thursday.
 Right ascension Astron., that degree of the equinoctial, counted from the beginning of Aries, which rises with a star, or other celestial body, in a right sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the meridian with the star; -- expressed either in degrees or in time.
 Oblique ascension Astron., an arc of the equator, intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator which rises together with a star, in an oblique sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the horizon with a star. It is little used in modern astronomy.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Ascension
      n 1: (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into
           heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter [syn: Ascension
           Day, Ascension of the Lord]
      2: a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air
         balloon" [syn: rise, rising, ascent] [ant: fall]
      3: (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven
         on the 40th day after his Resurrection [syn: Ascension of
         Christ]
      4: (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
      5: the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn: rise,
          ascent, ascending]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Ascension
    See CHRIST.