Origin of ascendant
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How to use ascendant in a sentence
Scalia's own transformation shows how the conservative legal movement has changed since becoming largely ascendent.
Horoscopo; in horoscopo, within that part of the sky considered as the ascendent, A. ii.
But as we moved on down the shore, presently there came the night sounds from the country, frogs' voices in the ascendent.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
The theological element was distinctly ascendent and I, though a daughter of Levi, did not like it.All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The ascendent is that point of the zodiacal circle which is seen to be just ascending above the horizon at a given moment.
To know the right time, it was necessary to observe the ascendent (see note to l. 1268).
British Dictionary definitions for ascendant
- a point on the ecliptic that rises on the eastern horizon at a particular moment and changes as the earth rotates on its axis
- the sign of the zodiac containing this point