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ascendant

[uh-sen-duhnt]
noun
1.
a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position.
2.
an ancestor; forebear.
3.
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
4.
ascending; rising.
5.
superior; predominant.
6.
Botany. directed or curved upward.
Also, ascendent.


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

nonascendant, adjective
nonascendantly, adverb
nonascendent, adjective
nonascendently, adverb
unascendant, adjective
unascendent, adjective
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ascendant or ascendent (əˈsɛndənt)
 
adj
1.  proceeding upwards; rising
2.  dominant, superior, or influential
3.  botany another term for ascending
 
n
4.  rare an ancestor
5.  a position or condition of dominance, superiority or control
6.  (sometimes capital) astrology
 a.  a point on the ecliptic that rises on the eastern horizon at a particular moment and changes as the earth rotates on its axis
 b.  the sign of the zodiac containing this point
7.  in the ascendant increasing in influence, prosperity, etc
 
ascendent or ascendent
 
adj
 
n

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ascendant
late 14c., astrological use is earliest, from O.Fr. ascendant (n., adj.), from L. ascendentem (nom. ascendans), prp. of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Sense "moving upward, rising" is recorded from 1590s. In the ascendant "ruling, dominant" (not, as is
often thought, "rising") is from 1670s.
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