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Definitions for ascendancy
əˈsɛn dən sias·cen·dan·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, controlnoun

    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

    "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"


  1. ascendancynoun

    The process or period of one's ascent

    This was a key moment in Caesar's ascendancy.

  2. ascendancynoun

    Supremacy; superiority; dominant control; the quality of being in the ascendant


  1. ascendancy

    Ascendancy refers to the condition of being dominant or in a position of power, influence, or control over others. It can also denote a state of superiority or preeminence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascendancynoun

    alt. of Ascendance


  1. Ascendancy

    Ascendancy is a 4X science fiction turn-based strategy computer game. It was originally released for MS-DOS in 1995 and was updated and re-released for iOS in 2011 by The Logic Factory. Ascendancy is a galactic struggle to become the dominant life force; hence the title. The game's introductory cinematic states "Wildly different cultures competed for the same worlds. In the enormous upheaval that followed, one of these species would gain ascendancy." The iOS version of Ascendancy is a Universal app, meaning it is designed for both the iPad and the iPhone/iPod touch platforms. The original Ascendancy was released during a golden age of 4X space games in the mid-1990s. Several reviewers praised the game for having great graphics, being entertaining, and being fun to play. The original version of the game won the Software Publisher's Association Codie Award for Best Strategy Software of 1996, as voted on by games industry members. The music of the game was composed by Nenad Vugrinec.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascendancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascendancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ascendancy in a Sentence

  1. John C. Calhoun:

    To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American] system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws ...

  2. Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799:

    I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

  3. Milton R. Sapirstein:

    There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others.

  4. John Stuart Mill:

    As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.

  5. Jim Antos:

    If this change is approved, it could signal that UK and U.S. regulators are comfortable with the renewed ascendancy of investment banking.

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    someone who takes the place of another person
    A noninvasive
    B alternate
    C hatched
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