ascendant: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-sen'dunt), [key]
- a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position.
- an ancestor; forebear.
- 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.
- ascending; rising.
- superior; predominant.
- directed or curved upward.
- ascendant (Thesaurus)