hegemony


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he·gem·o·ny

 (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.

hegemony

(hɪˈɡɛmənɪ; hɪˈdʒɛmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others
[C16: from Greek hēgemonia authority, from hēgemōn leader, from hēgeisthai to lead]
hegemonic, hegemonical, hegemonial adj

he•gem•o•ny

(hɪˈdʒɛm ə ni, ˈhɛdʒ əˌmoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nies.
leadership, predominant influence, or domination, esp. as exercised by one nation over others.
[1560–70; < Greek hēgemonía leadership, supremacy =hēgemṓn leader + -ia -y3]
heg•e•mon•ic (ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hegemony - the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others; "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power

hegemony

noun domination, leadership, dominance, sway, supremacy, mastery, upper hand, ascendancy, pre-eminence, predominance the economic world hegemony of the West
Translations

hegemony

[hɪˈgemənɪ] Nhegemonía f

hegemony

[hɪˈgɛməni] nhégémonie f

hegemony

nHegemonie f
References in classic literature ?
It had come under the Prussian hegemony quite late in history-- hardly fifty years before the fine summer day when Flambeau and Father Brown found themselves sitting in its gardens and drinking its beer.
BRUSSELS, Nov 6 (KUNA) -- NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said Friday that Russia is seeking to re-establish hegemony over its neighbours, and undermining the foundations of the post-Cold War.
The idea for hegemony of Germany is self-destructive.
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The fact that Operation Decisive Storm has revealed the truth about Iran's strategy of hegemony has sparked a tirade of denunciation, fabrications and threats through the regional propaganda machine created, oiled and ruthlessly run by Tehran.
Others define hegemony as the ability to set the rules of the international system; but precisely how much influence over this process a hegemon must have, relative to other powers, remains unclear.
the continued killing and bloodshed of the Syrians by Saudi and Western killing machine is a result of a huge difference between the approach of the Saudi ruling family and Syria's steadfastness and its resistant role against hegemony.
The minister said that that Pakistan is ready to resolve all issues with India peacefully but it would not accept any kind of hegemony.
Posen depicts the current grand strategy debate as pitted between two main rivals: liberal hegemony and restraint.
On issues of Palestine, on issues of the Middle East, Syria, human rights, global hegemony, we have problems.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Head of Wataniya political bloc Iyad Alawi stated that "foreign and regional hegemony control the political decision in Iraq".
28 ( ANI ): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reaffirmed that China is committed to pursue peaceful development, dissolving the concerns that a stronger and more prosperous China might seek hegemony.