from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to ascension or ascent; ascending or rising up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to ascension; connected with ascent; ascensive; tending upward.
  • adjective (Astron.) the difference between oblique and right ascension; -- used chiefly as expressing the difference between the time of the rising or setting of a body and six o'clock, or six hours from its meridian passage.

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  • adjective astronomy Relating to ascension.

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  • adjective tending to rise


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  • The ascensional force of the new balloon was then about three thousand pounds, and, in adding together the weight of the apparatus, of the passengers, of the stock of water, of the car and its accessories, and putting aboard fifty gallons of water, and one hundred pounds of fresh meat, the doctor got a total weight of twenty-eight hundred and thirty pounds.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • But the management of two balloons would, necessarily, be very difficult, in view of the problem how to keep them both at an equal ascensional force.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • Joe, slipping nimbly down the tree, carefully attached the anchor, and the doctor left his cylinder at work to a certain degree in order to retain sufficient ascensional force in the balloon to keep it in the air.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • At this moment the ascensional force of the balloon increased prodigiously, and Ferguson, Kennedy, and Joe, waved a last good-by to their friends.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • Thus the Victoria found herself balanced, and her ascensional force insufficient to raise her.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • In a very little while, the gas expanded under the action of the heat, and the balloon took a very decided ascensional movement.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • “Huzza!” roared Joe, as the balloon — thanks to its ascensional force — shot up higher into the sky, with increased rapidity.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • The doctor, according to very accurate calculations, found that, including the articles indispensable to his journey and his apparatus, he should have to carry a weight of 4,000 pounds; therefore he had to find out what would be the ascensional force of

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • If, then, I force the temperature 18 degrees, the hydrogen of the balloon will dilate 18480 or 1614 cubic feet, and will, therefore, displace 1614 more cubic feet of air, which will increase its ascensional power by 160 pounds.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003

  • The doctor, by means of a temperature increased to one hundred and eighty degrees, gave the balloon a fresh ascensional force of nearly sixteen hundred pounds, and it went up to an elevation of more than eight thousand feet, the greatest height attained during the journey.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 2003


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