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Ascension Island

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island in the southern Atlantic Ocean northwest of St. Helena. Discovered by the Portuguese on Ascension Day in 1501, it was taken by the British in 1815 and has been administered by St. Helena since 1922.

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  • proper noun An island in the South Atlantic that is a British dependency of Saint Helena.

Etymologies

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From its discovery on Ascension Day in the year 1503 CE.

Examples

  • Helena to Ascension Island, which is a major coaxial submarine cable relay point between South Africa, Portugal, and UK; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Helena to Ascension Island, which is a major coaxial submarine cable relay point between South Africa, Portugal, and UK; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Helena to Ascension Island, which is a major coaxial submarine cable relay point between South Africa, Portugal, and UK; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Helena to Ascension Island, which is a major coaxial submarine cable relay point between South Africa, Portugal, and UK; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • For instance, Fillmore the Sea Turtle, he's a green sea turtle, and he goes to this place called Ascension Island where real green sea turtles go to lay eggs.

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  • For instance, Fillmore the Sea Turtle, he's a green sea turtle, and he goes to this place called Ascension Island where real green sea turtles go to lay eggs.

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  • Furthermore, while St Helena is an extinct volcano, Ascension Island – the pivotal runway linking Britain and the Falklands – is only dormant.

    Don't renege on your broken Sure Start pledge, Mr Cameron | Letters

  • Furthermore, while St Helena is an extinct volcano, Ascension Island – the pivotal runway linking Britain and the Falklands – is only dormant.

    Don't renege on your broken Sure Start pledge, Mr Cameron | Letters

  • Or the subsequent refusal of US Secretary of State Alexander Haig to allow the UK to use an airfield on Ascension Island (UK territory) to refuel Vulcan bombers to bomb Argentinean runways in Port Stanley (UK territory).

    Another Nail in the Coffin of the Special Relationship

  • Or the subsequent refusal of US Secretary of State Alexander Haig to allow the UK to use an airfield on Ascension Island (UK territory) to refuel Vulcan bombers to bomb Argentinean runways in Port Stanley (UK territory).

    Azeem Ibrahim: Another Nail in the Coffin of the Special Relationship

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