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ascendant

as·cend·ant (as·cend·ent)

ascendant (ascendent)

 
pronunciation:
sen dnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
in the ascendant
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a position of dominance or superiority.
similar words:
ascendancy
definition 2: in astrology, the point in the earth's orbit intersecting with the apparent path of the sun, or the sign of the zodiac rising in the east, at the time of an event such as one's birth.
phrase: in the ascendant
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: moving upward; rising; ascending.
The mayor seems convinced that the fortunes of the city are ascendant.
antonyms:
descendent
definition 2: dominant or superior.