• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hegemony Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hegemony Predominance; preponderance; leadership; specifically, headship or control exercised by one state over another or others, as through confederation or conquest: originally applied to such a relation often existing among the states of ancient Greece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hegemony hē′jem-o-ni leadership: control, esp. of one state over others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. guide, leader, fr. to go before
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēgemoniahēgemōn, leader—hēgeisthai, to go before.


In literature:

Conon fought off the port the battle which destroyed Spartan hegemony.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The struggle of Ibn Ash'ath was primarily a contest for hegemony between Irak and Syria.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
In reality it was far more, because it gave the hegemony of continental Europe to Prussia.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The Athenian "hegemony" in its earlier and later phases had an important financial side.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
A well-knit hegemony of party interest is created.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
It was also important as establishing the hegemony of France on the southern shores of the Mediterranean.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 8" by Various
This is possible only where there is a hegemony of industry over agriculture, and a hegemony of the city over the village.
"Our Revolution" by Leon Trotzky
Thus the Spartan hegemony in the Peloponnese was not really a federation except in the broadest sense.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The hegemony was not secure, nor did it embrace all of the semi-civilized peoples.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
The Japanese hegemony would not be a mere change of tutelage for the nations of America.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard

In news:

An ancient Turkish street snack challenges New York's bagel hegemony.
Wells Fargo's Home-Loan Hegemony Spurs Stability Risk: Mortgages.
The Aftermath of Soviet Hegemony .
An ancient Turkish street snack challenges New York's bagel hegemony .
Offshoring and American hegemony .
An ideal of masculine hegemony .
Even some at Adobe were privately worried that Quark 's hegemony could not be challenged.
And in a Facebook news conference, it unveiled its plan for achieving this online hegemony Thursday.
American Hegemony and Interstate Cooperation in the War on Terrorism.
Chinese hegemony in the Pacific isn't inevitable—if Washington stands firm.
And is it fundamentally different from the social and political resistance that punctuated every racial and ethnic succession since New York City's first minority, the Dutch, achieved hegemony over indigenous Indians.
Clean 12 303 Today at 04:31:17 PM by hegemony.
I see where Wendy Sawyer of the county Democratic committee has the temerity to suggest that, because her party maintains its hegemony in.
Few state institutions bear a more distinct imprint of recent Republican hegemony than the Florida House of Representatives.
What the groundhog foretold is coming to pass and not long from now, all the weeds and nibbling bugs dormant for these frigid months will resume their hegemony over the affairs of Alabamans.

In science:

Cushing, Quantum Mechanics: Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony, The University of Chicago Press, Ltd., London, 1994.
Experiment can decide between standard and Bohmian quantum mechanics