ascendant


1as·cen·dant

noun \ə-ˈsen-dənt\

Definition of ASCENDANT

1
:  the point of the ecliptic or degree of the zodiac that rises above the eastern horizon at any moment
2
:  a state or position of dominant power or importance
3
:  a lineal or collateral relative in the ascending line

Variants of ASCENDANT

as·cen·dant also as·cen·dent \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

2ascendant

adjective

: becoming more popular or successful

: more powerful or important than any other

Full Definition of ASCENDANT

1
a :  moving upward :  rising
b :  directed upward <an ascendant stem>
2
a :  superior
b :  dominant 1a
as·cen·dant·ly adverb

Variants of ASCENDANT

ascendant also ascendent

First Known Use of ASCENDANT

1591

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