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
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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.
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Finding the term hegemony in wide use in international relations and political science, but with an even wider range of meaning, Perry offers a full historical study of its fortunes as a concept.
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It is claimed that each foreign policy strategy is linked to a hegemonic project and that a crisis in political hegemony in most cases will also imply a change in foreign policy strategies.
An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Sunday in a statement to SANA that this heinous crime represents the recent black scene of the destructive suspicious role of the Saudi Wahhabi regime against the peoples of the Arab nation in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and other areas with the aim of weakening them and destroying the Arab countries to serve the US-Israeli scheme to impose hegemony on the region.
The idea for hegemony of Germany is self-destructive.
NNA - Deputy Khaled Daher considered on Tuesday that the town of Arsal is a national fortress for the whole nation, voicing commitment to state institutions, army and security forces, while rejecting any hegemony of illegal arms.
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.
and we will never try to impose hegemony on the region; instead we are trying to establish good ties with states of the region.
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 minister said that that Pakistan is ready to resolve all issues with India peacefully but it would not accept any kind of hegemony.