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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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They've released a couple of tracks that have realised tremendous reception and are on the verge of proclaiming their ascendence as artistes carrying the baton of the music scene.
If "Cautious" brought SOB X RBE together, then the one-two punch of "Different" and "Anti," released in the summer of 2016, signified their ascendence in the Bay Area.
There's no better example of Nashville's fashion ascendence than Two Sons, a lifestyle boutique in East Nashville that stocks such leading-edge brands as Ryan Roche and B Sides.
The ascendence of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States has created many questions regarding policies first established under President Barack Obama, including the future ( of net neutrality as it currently exists.
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.
economy has continued to play a pirotal role in determining the path of the world economy, although its dominant position in international economic relations continues to be eroded with the ascendence of Japan--the world's largest creditor country with persistent and sizeable trade surpluses and where all liquidity starts; while the U.S.A.
From this perspective, Nihei's worlds essentially imagine the ascendence of subnatures: biozones divided by infrastructure (Megastructure), access tunnels, exhaust and electronics ports; leaking, derelict water mains mingling with cooling liquids, contaminated run-offs--in other words, all that is "inherently uncontrollable, filthy, and fearsome" about urban environments that "confront[s] the stability of architecture itself" (Gissen 2009, 211).
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.