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ascendant

noun ancestor, antecedent, for ebear, for efather, for erunner, genitor, praestare, pr ecursor, pr edecessor, pr ocr eator, pr ogenitor, sir e, summus
See also: ancestor, dominant, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, primogenitor, prosperous
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Weak and negative correlations were found between the visual perception task (face recognition) of NEUPSILIN and number of trials and number of errors of the WCST; working memory (ascendent ordering of digits) of NEUPSILIN and perseverative responses of WCST; verbal episodic-semantic memory (delayed recall) and number of trials, total number of errors and trials to complete the first category of WCST; short-term visual memory of NEUPSILIN and perseverative errors of WCST; prospective memory of NEUPSILIN and failure to maintain set of WCST; oral language (inferential processing) of NEUPSILIN and number of errors of WCST; written language (reading aloud) of NEUPSILIN and total number of correct responses and failure to maintain set of WCST.
Such an argument recognises that the flexibility of the state in adapting to a post-reform media context centred on popular appeal and catering to an ascendent middle-class challenges assumptions of change deriving from economic reform.
Supporting mobile video delivery and creation is an ascendent priority across the board.
The regression models obtained were distinct, being decreasing linear for the peanut forage and cubic with initial ascendent for the red clover (Figure 1).
Cross-responsa: The insertion of performance instructions at the beginning and end of the song points to an antiphonal dialogue between two voices, the first (choir of men) singing the song in the ascendent order of verses and the second (choir of women) answering, verse to verse, by singing the same text in a descendent order of verses.
Inflorescence terminal, erect, simple, peduncle terete, 45-50 cm long, 5-7 mm in diameter, totally covered by the bract sheaths; basal peduncle bracts green to reddish, imbricate, vaginiform, only the basal ones foliaceous; sheaths 3.5-4.5 cm long, blades 1-30 cm long; spike compressed, oblong to lanceolate, 17-30 cm long, 6-7 cm wide; floral bracts dark green, glaucous, widely elliptic, 3.2-4 cm long, 2-2.4 cm wide, imbricate but the rachis visible after anthesis, smooth to nervate, ecarinate, glabrous outside, sparsely brown punctulate-lepidote inside, apex rounded; flowers distichous, ascendent, 13-22 per spike, actinomorphic, corolla helicoiform, subsessile; sepals free, green, oblanceolate, 3-3.4 cm long, ca.
While the balance of light and dark in the image is roughly comparable, as if to suggest a universal struggle between spiritual and mental illumination and obscurantism, the positive move towards the sublime in the ascendent, triangular configuration of the light is rendered abject by the dehumanization--the parrot--at its apex, reenforced by the institutional vigilance, symbolically grey, and the dark pulpit of unenlightened discourse.
He seems composed of a crowd of warring personalities, sometimes one being in the ascendent [sic], sometimes another, and which in any case he has not been able, or has not cared, to control.
Both AS SAFIR and AN NAHAR noted that Egypt had long considered itself a prominent voice in the Arab world, however, Turkey's influence is now firmly ascendent in the region, thanks to its growing economic power, and most recently, its very stern policy toward Israel, which has earned approbation in many Arab states.
Dorn's frontier mentality leads him to spurn society--but his step away from society is lateral, not ascendent. He insists upon detaching himself from certain predominant ideological formations, but not from the national culture as a whole; he condemns society from within, not by imagining himself above the fray.
1 cm width at the base, entere to minute denticulated at the margisn, densely lepidote on the abaxial surface, glabrous to glabrescente on the adaxial surface,long attenuated much longer than the internodes, but never covering it; reducing their longitude gradually to the apical portion of the peduncle, primary branches numerous, ascendent, 25-40 cm long, ca.
The granting of the definite exam means the recognition of the minimum acceptable competences that are gained by a person that made an option for the didactical career and that assures that he has the necessary training for the exertion of the didactical profession and he can enter on a route of ascendent professionalisation.