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ascendant

noun as·cen·dant \ə-ˈsen-dənt\

Definition of ascendant

  1. 1 :  the point of the ecliptic or degree of the zodiac that rises above the eastern horizon at any moment

  2. 2 :  a state or position of dominant power or importance

  3. 3 :  a lineal or collateral relative in the ascending line



Variants of ascendant

also as·cen·dent play \ə-ˈsen-dənt\

Origin of ascendant

Middle English ascendent, from Medieval Latin ascendent-, ascendens, from Latin, present participle of ascendere


First Known Use: 14th century


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ascendant

adjective as·cen·dant

Simple Definition of ascendant

  • : becoming more popular or successful

  • : more powerful or important than any other

Full Definition of ascendant

  1. 1 a :  moving upward :  rising b :  directed upward <an ascendant stem>

  2. 2 a :  superior b :  dominant 1a

as·cen·dant·ly adverb

1591

First Known Use of ascendant

1591

Variants of ascendant

also ascendent


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