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(ă-send′) [L. ascendere, to climb up]
To move from the lower part of the body toward the head. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an example of an ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and progresses upward to the muscles of the legs, abdomen, and chest.
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The Telecosm Conference, which is co-hosted by George Gilder, Editor-in-Chief of the Gilder Technology Report, and Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, brings business leaders and executives from the world's leading technology and telecommunications companies together with investors, money managers and public policy decision makers to share information and debate issues and opportunities surrounding the Telecosm's "second ascendance.
On the occasion of the six-year ascendance of HH the Amir to the reign of the nation's leadership, she said in a speech that "Kuwait continues to shine under the wise leadership of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The articles are organized in chapters by decade, from the 1960s to the 2000s, covering historical events, speeches, marriages, and other milestones from the political ascendance of John F.
Movies have come a long way, mostly down, since Beatty starred in that incisive skewering of society and sexual mores during Nixon's ascendance.
Katz's work remained marked by optimism and sentiment, even after the late-'60s ascendance of Pop, whose practitioners' cynicism, if deeply felt, was muted by a knowing humor and deadpan facture that contrasted with Katz's more painterly approach.
At the moment, however, gambling is in ascendance and Indian tribes--whose gambling share, says Hope, is 5 per cent to 8 per cent of the national total--are along for the ride.
The event attracts some of the greatest investment and business minds of our time to share information, debate technology and finance, dispute global issues, and unveil profitable new investment opportunities surrounding the Telecosm's second ascendance.
20th liberation day and five-year ascendance of HH the Amir, read a statement
of Bristol, UK) first presents chapters dealing with broad theoretical and conceptual issues, including the ascendance of economic modes of thinking within the policy making process as a key element of globalization, the changing nature of corporate power and the influence of business in shaping national and international policy interventions, the influence of public-private partnerships on European governance, and the changing nature of governance and the state in Asia.
Fox's edgy ascendance decidedly disappeared last year, as did the WB's; UPN became a force to be reckoned with thanks only to an intentionally stupid show viewed by exactly zero opinion-makers or pundits, which does zip for its further penetration into the nation's consciousness.
A robust, meatier manner ensued and the female nude gained ascendance.
This growth reflects the ascendance of Asia as a major design and manufacturing center for cutting-edge technology solutions.