Hegemony meaning

hĭ-jĕm'ə-nē, hĕj'ə-mō'nē
Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
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(formal) Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.
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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.

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The predominance of one state or social group over others.
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Leadership or dominance, esp. that of one state or nation over others.
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Origin of hegemony

  • Greek hēgemoniā from hēgemōn leader hegemon
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ἡγεμονία (hēgemonia, “supremacy or leadership, chief command”), from ἡγεμών (hegemon, “a leader, guide, commander, chief”), from ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, “to lead”).
    From Wiktionary