The term Ascension may refer to:

* Ascend, as in climbing and mountaineering
* Coronation of a monarch
* Ascension of Jesus refers to both the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven and an annual feast commemorating that event.
* Ascension to heaven of Enoch (ancestor of Noah)
* Spiritual enlightenment
** Ascended master
** Ishayas' Ascension
** in some New Age teachings the spiritual transformation of the Earth
* Right ascension, in astronomy, a term used to describe positions in the sky

In geography:
* Ascension Island, an island in the southern Atlantic Ocean
* Ascension Parish, Louisiana
* Ascension, Prince Edward Island, Canada

In fiction:
* Ascension (Stargate), in the Stargate universe, a process to become a noncorporeal entity on a higher plane of existence
* Ascension (Stargate SG-1), a "Stargate SG-1" episode
* Ascension (The X-Files), an episode from season 2 of "The X-Files"
* Ascension (comics), a comic book series created by David Finch and published by Top Cow Productions
* Ascension, in the Buffyverse, is to become a Pure Demon. Mayor Wilkins attempted to Ascend through a demonic pact.

In games:
* "", a role-playing game
* "", the final part of the computer role-playing game series "Ultima"
* "NetHack", completing the dungeon-crawling roguelike.

In music:
* "Ascension" (album), an album by John Coltrane
* "Ascension" (Misia album), 7th original album by Japanese singer MISIA
* "The Ascension" (Glenn Branca album), the second album by No Wave musician Glenn Branca
* "the_Ascension" (OTEP album), an album by band OTEP
* "The Ascension", an introductory track for the band Manowar's "King of Kings" single
* "Ascension" A Power Metal band from Aberdeen, Scotland

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  • ascension — [ asɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1620; asention fin XIIe; lat. ascensio, de ascendere « monter » ♦ Action ou fait de monter, de s élever. ⇒ montée. 1 ♦ Théol. Élévation miraculeuse de Jésus Christ dans le ciel, quarante jours après sa résurrection. Par ext.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ascension — Satellitenbild von Ascension Gewässer Atlantischer Ozean Geogra …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ascensión — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ascensión puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Religión 2 Nombre 3 Divisiones administrativas 4 Deportes …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ascension — • The elevation of Christ into heaven by His own power in presence of His disciples the fortieth day after His Resurrection Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ascension     Ascension …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ascensión — bezeichnet: Ascensión (Buenos Aires), Ort in der argentinischen Provinz Buenos Aires Ascención (San Matías), eine Ortschaft im Landkreis San Matías in Bolivien Ascensión de Guarayos, eine Stadt in der Provinz Guarayos in Bolivien Ascensión de… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ascension — ASCENSION. s. f. Élévation. Il se dit ordinairement De l élévation miraculeuse de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, lorsqu il monta au Ciel. La glorieuse Ascension du Fils de Dieu. Les Apôtres se trouvèrent à l Ascension de Notre Seigneur. f♛/b] Il se …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Ascension — As*cen sion, n. [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See {Ascend}.] 1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. ( Acts i. 9.) Also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascension — Ascension. s. f. Eslevation, il ne se dit guere que de l Eslevation miraculeuse de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ dans le ciel par sa propre vertu. La glorieuse Ascension du Fils de Dieu. les Apostres se trouverent à son Ascension. Il signifie… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ascensión — sustantivo femenino 1. Acción y resultado de ascender: Contemplaba la alegre ascensión de globos de colores. Los ciclistas iniciaron la ascensión a un puerto de primera categoría. Sinónimo: ascenso. Antónimo: descenso. 2. Área: religión …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • ascension — ascension, ascent denote the act of moving upward or the movement upward. Ascension may occur where there is no implication of effort or difficulty in rising, and where there is usually the suggestion of movement activated by some property in the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ascension — [ə sen′shən] n. [ME ascensioun < OFr ascension < L ascensio, a rising < pp. of ascendere, ASCEND] 1. the act of ascending; ascent 2. [A ] Ascension Day the Ascension Bible the bodily ascent of Jesus into heaven on the fortieth day after… …   English World dictionary

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