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 (hĭ-jĕm′ə-nē, hĕj′ə-mō′nē)
n. pl. he·gem·o·nies
The predominance of one state or social group over others.

[Greek hēgemoniā, from hēgemōn, leader; see hegemon.]

heg′e·mon′ic (hĕj′ə-mŏn′ĭk) adj.
he·gem′o·nism n.
he·gem′o·nist adj. & n.


(hɪˈɡɛməˌnɪzəm; hɪˈdʒɛməˌnɪzəm)
the fact or theory of hegemony


(hɪˈdʒɛm əˌnɪz əm)

the policy or practice of hegemony to serve national interests.
he•gem′o•nist, n., adj.
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ISLAMABAD -- Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Monday said Pakistan-China relations were a bulwark against hegemonism in the region as there had been attempts at regime change and to impose India as the regional policeman by the United States.
There are fears among leading EU countries that if suitable counter measures are not taken, there could exist a case for Chinese hegemonism, which in economic terms would mean a massive trade imbalance between China and the central and eastern European countries.
However, African leaders do have certain reservations regarding the revival of hegemonism by the leading Western powers.
the alliance is perceived both in islamabad and Beijing important for the peace and prosperity of south Asia and a strong safeguard against hegemonism in south Asia.
And yet, instead of focusing on issues of regional cooperation, SAARC has been effectively converted into a talking shop, dominated by overt Indian hegemonism.
The book draws parallels between the post-World War I imperialist ambitions of Russia (both communist and anticommunist) and the modern hegemonism of the Kremlin.
I felt that Secretary Hagel's speech is full of hegemonism, threat and intimidation," he told reporters just after the speech.
It adds: "The Communist Party of China and Chairman Mao are on the verge of launching the final offensive, this year [1975] to dismantle the old world of colonialism, imperialism and hegemonism and build the new world of socialism.
The countries declared the policy of hegemonism and expansion in political, economic, global, regional forms as unacceptable.
Peace, as the absence of war and of structural violence, cultural hegemonism and the eradication of extreme poverty -as envisaged in the Millennium Development Goals, is a necessary condition for an international order that is more democratic and more equitable," he said.
Indeed, Polish weakness translates into a "provocative weakness" that produces hegemonism on the part of Poland's neighbors and, as history has repeatedly demonstrated, the possibility of war.
The formal codification of hyperpower hegemonism came in September 2002 with George W.