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as•cend•ant



Pronunciation: (u-sen'dunt), [key]
n.
1. a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position.
2. an ancestor; forebear.
3. Astrol.the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac rising above the eastern horizon at the time of a birth or event: the cusp of the first house.

adj.
1. ascending; rising.
2. superior; predominant.
3. Bot.directed or curved upward. Also,as•cend'ent.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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