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ascendant

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noun as·cen·dant \ə-ˈsen-dənt\
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ascendent

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

Origin and Etymology 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
variants: or less commonly

ascendent

Definition of ascendant

  1. 1a :  moving upward :  risingb :  directed upward an ascendant stem

  2. 2a :  superiorb :  dominant 1a

ascendantly

adverb

1591

First Known Use of ascendant

1591


ASCENDANT Defined for English Language Learners

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ascendant

adjective as·cen·dant

Definition of ascendant for English Language Learners

  • : becoming more popular or successful

  • : more powerful or important than any other


Law Dictionary

ascendant

noun as·cen·dant \ə-ˈsen-dənt\

Legal Definition of ascendant





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