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Definition of "ascendant" []

  • Inclining or moving upward; ascending or rising. (adjective)
  • Dominant in position or influence; superior. (adjective)
  • The position or state of being dominant or in control: a conservative policy currently in the ascendant. (noun)
  • In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that rises in the east at the time of a person's birth or other event. (noun)
  • An ancestor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ascendant" in a sentence
  • "MBSS says: pure sophistry and wordplay. in fact it seems to me that making property rights ascendant is a symptom of the type of soul sickness where one places more importance on things as opposed to people. this strain of sickness can be found among libertarians, and your average, everyday sociopath republican."
  • "An urban political climate in which the politics of victimization and outrage are ascendant is one that demeans the great freedoms and opportunities we all enjoy."
  • "Some short covering after pair managed to regain the 87.20 level prompted a recovery in the cross, that reached 87.60 zone before retreating slightly back; hourly indicators are heading back south, as well as 4 hours ones, suggesting the upside will remain limited; to the downside, a short term ascendant trend line will be key as only a break under 86.70/80 support area should confirm a new leg down in the cross"