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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