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Definition of ascendant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ascendant

 noun
(also ascendent) noun
NAmE//əˈsɛndənt//
 
 
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Idioms
in the ascendant (formal)
 
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being or becoming more powerful or popular Hip-hop music is once again in the ascendant.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ascendant