supremacy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n supremacy power to dominate or defeat "mastery of the seas"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Supremacy The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; highest or supreme authority or power; as, the supremacy of a king or a parliament. "The usurped power of the pope being destroyed, the crown was restored to its supremacy over spiritual men and causes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n supremacy The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; also, highest authority or power.
    • n supremacy An English statute of 1558–9 (1 Eliz., c. 1) vesting spiritual authority in the crown, to the exclusion of all foreign jurisdiction.
    • n supremacy Synonyms Predominance, etc. (sec priority), sovereignty, domination, mastery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Supremacy state of being supreme; highest authority or power
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Quotations

  • Clare Boothe Luce
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    “Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
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    “Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. suprématie,. See Supreme
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. supremus, superl. of superus, high—super, above.

Usage

In literature:

But the time of her industrial supremacy has passed away, or at least is nearing its end.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
A crude and simple use of weapons gave him, in time, supremacy over all the lower animals.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
It was the first step towards the Roman supremacy.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
What the Pope wants is the peace of decay and temporal and spiritual supremacy for the church throughout the land.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Mortification confesses the supremacy of sense as surely as gratification.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
Nevertheless, when the two came in contact, a fierce struggle for supremacy ensued.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
For twenty-five years the German Empire wielded an unchallenged supremacy on the Continent of Europe.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Democracy expands into the supremacy of numbers.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The Indians had not yet become accustomed to the idea of British supremacy.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Once more, in 1615, he was forced to fight for his supremacy, against the son of the late premier.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

In "mountain billows" that parade
The grandeur of the deep,
Is His supremacy displayed
Whose hands the waters keep.
"Watch Hill" by Hattie Howard
Then, as its incandescent bulk
Sank slowly, like the foundering hulk
Of some lone burning ship at sea,
His life set with it--bright as brief--
In that invincible belief
Of Man's august supremacy.
"Perfect Union" by Mathilde Blind
Till my return repair
And recompact my scatter'd body so,
As all the virtuous powers which are
Fix'd in the stars are said to flow
Into such characters as gravèd be
When these stars have supremacy.
"A Valediction of my Name in the Window" by John Donne

In news:

No, it's not northern D-10 against southern D-10 in duels for district supremacy.
The Cowboys and Eagles were going to challenge the Giants for NFC East supremacy.
Michigan's big loss a painful illustration of SEC supremacy.
Daniel Sieberg takes a look at the new generation of office chairs that are threatening to usurp the supremacy of the Aeron chair, which has held the title for 15 years.
This year several songs are fighting for the number one spot for remix supremacy.
Eight Contenders Vie For Sport Sedan Supremacy.
Sports High School Price Makes a Stand for Division Supremacy.
Charges dropped against two more members of American Front white-supremacy group.
What Is the Brain Supremacy .
About The Brain Supremacy .
The Bubble of American Supremacy .
Air Supremacy for Mac Review.
The Battle for Internet Supremacy .
Watch tech columnist Farhad Manjoo discuss the battle for Internet supremacy being waged by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google—and what it could mean for higher ed.
For almost a half-century, the annual Battle for Valley Supremacy has been waged on the gridiron.
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In science:

We summerize that the chaotic r egime accents the supremacy of the symplectic scheme which is to be applied on all time scale here (except very short integrations where ODE87 dominates) to obtain the most accurate results.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
Its supremacy over non-symplectic methods is even more apparent in the case of chaotic orbits, where the global accuracy of non-symplectic methods decreases rapidly.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
Over the last century, steady state and big bang theory battled it out for supremacy on the stage of science. Steady-state proponents were respected physicists who found the idea that the entire physical universe just "popped up" out of nowhere highly unlikely.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
One of the main consequences of the previous theorem is a kind of H¨older supremacy for sub-actions that we will state bellow.
On the Aubry-Mather theory for symbolic dynamics
Thermodynamics. A key for the success is to perform a thermodynamical description whose essence be so close to the macroscopic picture provided by the microcanonical ensemble, which possesses a hierarchical supremacy in regard to any generalized Boltzmann-Gibbs description (12).
Generalized Fluctuation Theory based on the reparametrization invariance of the microcanonical ensemble
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