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Adjective: ascendant  u'sen-dunt
  1. Tending or directed upward
    "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage";
    - ascendent, ascensive
  2. Most powerful, important or influential
    "the economically ascendant class";
    - ascendent, dominating
Noun: ascendant  u'sen-dunt
  1. Position or state of being dominant or in control
    "that idea was in the ascendant";
    - ascendent
  2. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    - ancestor, ascendent, antecedent, root

Derived forms: ascendants

See also: ascending, dominant

Type of: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance, flesh and blood, relation, relative

Encyclopedia: Ascendant