from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Predominance; preponderance; leadership; specifically, headship or control exercised by one state over another or others, as through confederation or conquest: originally applied to such a relation often existing among the states of ancient Greece.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
Anthropologist Jeff Ferrell has suggested that while the term hegemony is often an overused term, when one talks about influence of the automobile on U.S. political economy, energy, and urban policy, such a description does not feel unreasonable.
The word hegemony has appeared in 73 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Dec. 25 in "Challenging Hip-Hop's Masculine Ideal" by Touré:
Learn more about the word "hegemony" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the Vocabulary.com dictionary.
Accordingly, the term hegemony will soon fade from the public lexicon, for good, as the term ... ldquo; superpower” itself evolves to ... ldquo; superblocks”.
Conversely, if they do pass it, the only deterent to socialist hegemony is something pretty close to an actual revolution.
One explanation of Catholics 'and Jews' high court hegemony is that members of both traditions have long pursued legal degrees as a way to assimilate into a majority Protestant country.
Yet some fools believe that slavery, domination, and hegemony is wrong.
A return to a Cheney-based model of foreign policy that seeks American hegemony is incompatible with today's realities. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN
And US cultural hegemony is obviously a thing of the past, anyway.
One way to get Iran to think twice about hegemony is to peel Syria away from its close, and uncomfortable -- if you talk to Syrian officials -- alliance with Iran.