the state of being in the ; governing or controlling influence; domination.
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
1712; see ascendant + -cy.
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. astrology. 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 […]
a person or thing that ascends or causes ascension. printing. the part of a lowercase letter, as b, d, f, h, that rises above x-height. a letter rising above x-height, as b, d, f, h, etc. historical examples the head of a stem (especially of an ascender) should be slightly wider than the foot (fig. […]
noun (mountaineering) a metal grip that is threaded on a rope and can be alternately tightened and slackened as an aid to climbing the rope: used attached to slings for the feet and waist also called ascender
moving upward; rising. botany. growing or directed upward, especially obliquely or in a curve from the base. to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise: the airplane ascended into the clouds. to slant upward. to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree or level: to ascend […]
- Ascending artery
ascending artery ascending artery as·cend·ing artery (ə-sěn’dĭng) n. the branch of the ileocolic artery that communicates with a branch of the colic artery and supplies the ascending colon.