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ascendant
adj. ascending, rising, climbing, mounting
 
n. control, rule, power; ancestor; sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at the time of birth

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Ascendant
The ascendant ( or As), or rising sign, is the zodiacal sign and degree that was ascending on the eastern horizon at the specific time and location of an event. According to astrological theory, celestial phenomena reflect or determine human activity on the principle of 'as above so below'. Thus astrologers believe that the ascendant signifies a person's awakening consciousness, in the same way that the Sun's appearance on the eastern horizon signifies the dawn of a new day.

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ascendant

Noun
1. position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
(synonym) ascendent
(hypernym) dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control
2. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
(synonym) ancestor, ascendent, antecedent, root
(hypernym) relative, relation
(hyponym) ancestress

Adjective
1. tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
(synonym) ascendent, ascensive
(similar) ascending(a)
2. most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
(synonym) ascendent, dominating
(similar) dominant


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ascendant
adj. ascendant, ascending; upward
 
ascendant
nm. influence, ascendant, ascendancy

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ascendant
adv. ascendant, ascending, rising, climbing, mounting


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