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also as·cen·dence  (ə-sĕn′dəns)
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Noun1.ascendence - the state that exists when one person or group has power over anotherascendence - 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"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
ascendant, ascendent - position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
supremacy, domination, mastery - power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
predominance, predomination, prepotency - the state of being predominant over others
dominion, rule - dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
regulation - the state of being controlled or governed
absolutism, despotism, tyranny - dominance through threat of punishment and violence
monopoly - exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence"
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The essay "The Ascendence of Eroticism," chapter ten of this volume, demonstrates particularly clearly Del Noce's ability to uncover the metaphysical roots, and deep intellectual history, of what is often taken to be essentially a moral issue.
The Asian country's ascendence to the top of the world's net oil import rankings will have profound impact, an article carried by the China Business News said on Monday.
Talens understands metapoetry as a discourse against power in the framework of a critique of rationalist reason and at the same time a sign of a desire to challenge any polarizing understanding of a supposed poetry-metapoetry axis, especially if the axis were read as a copy of the axis between language and metalangue or of the proposal in terms of rhetorical ascendence between content and form or between reference and techne.
The astonishing thing about these charts is the ascendence of PABs, although Labatt Blue Light Lime and New Belgium Ranger IPA also come off looking pretty well.
John Major's ascendence to prime minister marked a decline in the show's fortunes with the writers finding him so boring that they decided to invent an affair between him and Virginia Bottomley.
According to Erikson, the resolution of the identity crisis within a socially supportive environment is significant because it results in the ascendence of psychological strengths, or ego virtues.
Oribe's decorative symbolism, including plovers, plum blossoms and glaze pools suggestive of stream and shade represented man's place in nature as one of ease and harmony, a view more appropriate to shogun, daimyo and samurai freed from the exertions of labour than to a peasantry whose lives were little changed, in the process expressing the ascendence of a new order and a distinctive Japanese identity to be cultivated and protected for the next two and a half centuries.
26) The classical notion that authority emanates from a closed system and a disciplinarian form of control has been replaced by the ascendence of "ultrarapid forms of free-floating control.