[ uh-sen-duhn-see ]
/ əˈsɛn dən si /
the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
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Also as·cend·ance, as·cend·ence.
OTHER WORDS FROM ascendancynon·as·cend·ance, nounnon·as·cend·an·cy, nounnon·as·cend·ence, nounnon·as·cend·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ascendence
ascendency ascendance or ascendence (əˈsɛndəns)
/ (əˈsɛndənsɪ) /
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
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