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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control(noun)

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascendency(noun)

    governing or controlling influence; domination; power


  1. Ascendency

    Ascendency is a quantitative attribute of an ecosystem, defined as a function of the ecosystem's trophic network. Ascendency is derived using mathematical tools from information theory. It is intended to capture in a single index the ability of an ecosystem to prevail against disturbance by virtue of its combined organization and size. One way of depicting ascendency is to regard it as “organized power”, because the index represents the magnitude of the power that is flowing within the system towards particular ends, as distinct from power that is dissipated willy-nilly. Almost half a century earlier, Alfred J. Lotka had suggested that a system’s capacity to prevail in evolution was related to its ability to capture useful power. Ascendency can thus be regarded as a refinement of Lotka’s supposition that also takes into account how power is actually being channeled within a system. In mathematical terms, ascendency is the product of the aggregate amount of material or energy being transferred in an ecosystem times the coherency with which the outputs from the members of the system relate to the set of inputs to the same components. Coherence is gauged by the average mutual information shared between inputs and outputs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascendency in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascendency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ascendency in a Sentence

  1. William Orville Douglas:

    The Second Amendment reveals a profound principle of American government - the principle of civilian ascendency over the military.

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