hegemony hegemony  /hi ˈdʒɛ mə ni/


  • (n) the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others


  1. The French are very resentful of what they call the commercial hegemony of some of the fast food chains.
  2. As the world economic order changes there is a definite changeover from the hegemony of the few to a more equitable world
  3. The hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation.


  1. Wickham: U.S.-China cyber spying not a big surprise

    Struggle for global hegemony has been reduced to an economic contest.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: USA Today

  2. Hewlett-Packard Is Sick of Wintel

    Microsoft and Intel had their day during the rise of the PC, but Wintel hegemony is over. HP is well aware of that fact and is actively hedging its bets on the future of computing.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Obama in bind on gay rights

    During a one-day visit to Africa in 2009, Barack Obama signaled an end to American hegemony on the continent that had long suffered this country’s heavy-handed intrusion into its affairs.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal


  1. Ahmadinejad said last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah showed for the first time that the "hegemony of the occupier regime (Israel) had collapsed, and the Lebanese nation pushed the button to begin counting the days until the destruction of...
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's unjustifiable and illegal and illogical and futile, the so-called ICC decision," said Abdu. "We believe it's an extension and symptom of the ongoing world hegemony and domination by a few powers in this world."
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Ali Abdu Ahmed Source: FOXNews

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