- The definition of hegemony is leadership or dominance of one group over another.
An example of hegemony is the student government leadership in a school.
Origin: Gr hēgemonia, leadership from hēgemōn, leader from hēgeisthai, to lead, go on ahead from Indo-European base an unverified form sāg-, to track down from source sake, seek
- hegemonic adjective
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun pl. he·gem·o·nies
Origin: Greek hēgemoniā, from hēgemōn, leader; see hegemon.
- hegˌe·monˈic adjective
- he·gemˈo·nism noun
- he·gemˈo·nist adjective & n.