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rising adj
1 advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; "a rising trend"; "a rising market" [ant: falling]
2 (of a heavenly body) becoming visible above the horizon; "the rising sun" [ant: setting]
3 increasing in amount or degree; "rising prices"
4 sloping upward [syn: acclivitous, uphill]
5 coming to maturity; "the rising generation" [syn: emerging]
6 newly come into prominence; "a rising young politician"


1 a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon" [syn: rise, ascent, ascension] [ant: fall]
2 organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another [syn: rebellion, insurrection, revolt, uprising]

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  1. that which goes up


going up

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