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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (heritage)
a. ancestry
Italia da la doble ciudadanía a los extranjeros que puedan probar su ascendencia italiana.Italy grants dual citizenship to foreign born people who can prove Italian ancestry.
2. (predominance)
a. influence
Los expresidentes todavía tienen mucha ascendencia sobre el destino del país.Former presidents still have a lot of influence over the fate of the country.
b. ascendancy
Debemos garantizar la ascendencia de la diplomacia sobre el uso de la fuerza.We must assure the ascendancy of diplomacy over the use of force.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (linaje)
a. descent
2. (extracción social)
a. extraction
3. (influencia)
a. ascendancy
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1 (linaje) ancestry; (origen) origin
de remota ascendencia normanda of remote Norman ancestry
2 (dominio) ascendancy; (influencia) hold; influence
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