1. [Noun]: position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"

2. [Noun]: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

3. tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin

4. most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

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