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Definitions of ascendant:
  • noun:   position or state of being dominant or in control
    Example: "That idea was in the ascendant"
  • noun:   someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • adjective:   tending or directed upward
    Example: "Rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage- John Ruskin"
  • adjective:   most powerful or important or influential
    Example: "The economically ascendant class"

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