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ascendant

or as·cend·ent

[ uh-sen-duhnt ]
/ əˈsɛn dənt /
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noun

a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position.
an ancestor; forebear.
Astrology. the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac rising above the eastern horizon at the time of a birth or event: the cusp of the first house.

adjective

ascending; rising.
superior; predominant.
Botany. directed or curved upward.

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Origin of ascendant

1350–1400; Middle English ascendent<Latin ascendent- (stem of ascendēns) climbing up. See ascend, -ent, -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for ascendant

ascendant

ascendent

/ (əˈsɛndənt) /

adjective

proceeding upwards; rising
dominant, superior, or influential
botany another term for ascending

noun

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