Definition of hegemony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hɪˈdʒeməni//
; NAmE NAmE//hɪˈdʒemoʊni//
; BrE BrE//ˈɡeməni//
; NAmE NAmE//hɪˈɡemoʊni//
; BrE BrE//ˈhedʒɪməni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhedʒɪmoʊni//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. hegemonies) (formal)
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control by one country, organization, etc. over other countries, etc. within a particular group the country’s continuing desire for political and military hegemony the long-time hegemony of French cuisine Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn ‘leader’, from hēgeisthai ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hegemony