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ascendent - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ascendent' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ascendent [ a.]
- Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.
- Rising; ascending.
- Superior; surpassing; ruling.

Meaning of 'ascendent' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ascendent [ n]
Meaning (1):
- position or state of being dominant or in control
Example in sentence:
  • that idea was in the ascendant
2 . ascendent [ s]
Meaning (2):
- most powerful or important or influential
Example in sentence:
  • D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe;
  • the economically ascendant class
Meaning (3):
- tending or directed upward
Example in sentence:
  • rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage