Definition of hegemony noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

hegemony

noun
/hɪˈdʒɛməni; ˈhɛdʒəˌmoʊni/
 
[uncountable, countable] plural hegemonies
 
(formal) control by one country, organization, etc. over other countries, etc. within a particular groupthe country's continuing desire for political and military hegemonythe long-time hegemony of French cuisine hegemonic
/ˌhɛdʒəˈmɑnɪk/
 
adjectivehegemonic control
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