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Definition of "hegemony" []

  • The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others. (noun)
  • Ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others (noun)

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Use "hegemony" in a sentence
  • "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."