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hegemonic Line breaks: hege|mon¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛdʒɪˈmɒnɪk/
/ˌhɛɡɪˈmɒnɪk/

Definition of hegemonic in English:

adjective

Ruling or dominant in a political or social context: the bourgeoisie constituted the hegemonic class
More example sentences
  • It is related to domestic political considerations and the hegemonic position of Western powers.
  • All statements and accounts of the world disguise hegemonic power relations and dominant discourses.
  • Invariably in the process the culture of dominant groups emerge as hegemonic in nature.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek hēgemonikos 'capable of commanding', from hēgemōn 'leader'.

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