Hegemony definition

hĭ-jĕmə-nē, hĕjə-mōnē
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The predominance of one state or social group over others.
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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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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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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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Leadership or dominance, esp. that of one state or nation over others.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hegemony
Plural:
hegemonies

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