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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·nist adj. & n.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
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noun domination, leadership, dominance, sway, supremacy, mastery, upper hand, ascendancy, pre-eminence, predominance the economic world hegemony of the West
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hegemony[hɪˈgemənɪ] N → hegemonía f
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hegemony[hɪˈgɛməni] n → hégémonie f
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n → Hegemonie f
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