- having hegemony, or dominance: the ruling party's hegemonic control of all facets of society.
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Examples from the Web for hegemonic
But the idea that the United States must maintain its hegemonic status in a unipolar world—on the right, that has staying power.Dick Cheney’s Awfulness Is Here to Stay
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First of all, it exerts a new level of hegemonic control over users' experiences.Facebook's Dilemma: Invade Privacy or Go Bust
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Word Origin and History for hegemonic
1650s, from Greek hegemonikos "related to a leader, capable of command," from hegemon (see hegemony). Earlier in same sense was hegemonical (1610s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper