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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the state that exists when one person or group has power over another;
- Example: "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
[syn: dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ascendency \As*cend"en*cy\, n. Governing or controlling influence; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; domination; power. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] An undisputed ascendency. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Custom has an ascendency over the understanding. --Watts. [1913 Webster] Syn: Control; authority; influence; sway; dominion; prevalence; domination; dominance; ascendance; ascendence. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ascendency n 1: 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" [syn: dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control]