Definition of hegemony in English:

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hegemony

Pronunciation: /həˈjemənē/
/ˈhejəˌmōnē/

noun

Leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others: Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871
More example sentences
  • Yet, while imperialism has generally withered, other forms of domination or hegemony have arisen.
  • It is striking how exactly this coincided with the end of the world hegemony of British imperialism.
  • For Marxists, US hegemony was a specific phase of capitalist expansion in the post-war era.
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn 'leader', from hēgeisthai 'to lead'.

Words that rhyme with hegemony

anemone, Emeny, lemony, Yemeni

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Syllabification: he·gem·o·ny

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