[ hej-uh-mon-ik ]
/ ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk /
having hegemony, or dominance: the ruling party's hegemonic control of all facets of society.
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[ hi-jem-uh-nee, hej-uh-moh-nee ]
/ hɪˈdʒɛm ə ni, ˈhɛdʒ əˌmoʊ ni /
noun, plural he·gem·o·nies.
leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
(especially among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
Origin of hegemony
1560–70; < Greek hēgemonía leadership, supremacy, equivalent to hēgemon- (stem of hēgemṓn) leader + -ia -y3
OTHER WORDS FROM hegemonyheg·e·mon·ic [hej-uh-mon-ik] /ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk/, heg·e·mon·i·cal, adjectivean·ti·he·gem·o·ny, noun, plural an·ti·he·gem·o·nies, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hegemonical
/ (hɪˈɡɛmənɪ) /
noun plural -nies
ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others
Derived forms of hegemonyhegemonic (ˌhɛɡəˈmɒnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hegemony
C16: from Greek hēgemonia authority, from hēgemōn leader, from hēgeisthai to lead
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