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Definitions for hegemony
hɪˈdʒɛm ə ni, ˈhɛdʒ əˌmoʊ nihege·mo·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hegemonynoun

    the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others

    "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"

Wiktionary

  1. hegemonynoun

    Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.

  2. hegemonynoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Hegemony

    Hegemony ( (listen), UK also , US also ) is the political, economic, and military predominance of one state over other states. In Ancient Greece (8th c. BC – AD 6th c.), hegemony denoted the politico-military dominance of the hegemon city-state over other city-states. In the 19th century, hegemony denoted the "social or cultural predominance or ascendancy; predominance by one group within a society or milieu" and "a group or regime which exerts undue influence within a society".In cultural imperialism, the leader state dictates the internal politics and the societal character of the subordinate states that constitute the hegemonic sphere of influence, either by an internal, sponsored government or by an external, installed government. The term hegemonism denoted the geopolitical and the cultural predominance of one country over other countries, e.g. the hegemony of the Great Powers established with European colonialism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.In Marxist philosophy, Antonio Gramsci defined cultural hegemony as the ruling class's manipulation of the value system and mores of a society, so that the ruling class perspective is the world view of society; thus, in the relations among the social classes of a society, the term hegemony describes the cultural dominance of a ruling class, which compels the subordination of the other social classes.

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  1. hegemony

    Hegemony refers to the dominance or leadership of one social group, nation, or state over others, particularly in matters related to politics, culture, economy or ideology. This domination isn't typically achieved through force but rather through consensus, where the dominant group's values, norms and ideologies are accepted by the others as the 'status quo' or 'normal'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hegemonynoun

    leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates

  2. Etymology: [Gr. , fr. guide, leader, fr. to go before.]

Wikidata

  1. Hegemony

    Hegemony is an indirect form of government, and of imperial dominance in which the hegemon rules geopolitically subordinate states by the implied means of power, the threat of force, rather than by direct military force. In Ancient Greece, hegemony denoted the politico–military dominance of a city-state over other city-states. In the 19th century, hegemony denoted the geopolitical and the cultural predominance of one country upon others; from which derived hegemonism, the Great Power politics meant to establish European hegemony upon continental Asia and Africa. In the 20th century, Antonio Gramsci developed the philosophy and the sociology of geopolitical hegemony into the theory of Cultural Hegemony, whereby one social class can manipulate the system of values and mores of a society, in order to create and establish a ruling-class Weltanschauung, a worldview that justifies the status quo of bourgeois domination of the other social classes of the society. In the praxis of hegemony, imperial dominance is established by means of cultural imperialism, whereby the leader state dictates the internal politics and the societal character of the subordinate states that constitute the hegemonic sphere of influence, either by an internal, sponsored government or by an external, installed government. The imposition of the hegemon’s way of life — an imperial lingua franca and bureaucracies — transforms the concrete imperialism of direct military domination into the abstract power of the status quo, indirect imperial domination. Under hegemony, rebellion is eliminated either by co-optation of the rebels or by suppression, without direct intervention by the hegemon; examples are the latter-stage Spanish and British empires, the 19th- and 20th-century reichs of unified Germany, and currently, the United States of America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hegemony

    hē′jem-o-ni, n. leadership: control, esp. of one state over others.—adjs. Hegemon′ic, -al.—ns. Hegū′men, Hegū′menos, the head of a monastery:—fem. Hegū′mene, Hegū′meness. [Gr. hēgemoniahēgemōn, leader—hēgeisthai, to go before.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hegemony

    Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; usually applied to the relations of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hegemony in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hegemony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hegemony in a Sentence

  1. Eric Edelman:

    The IRGC is the heart of the regime, so it’s hard to imagine this was a totally unauthorized or rogue act … it should be part of the negotiations because the United States has been, in my view, conceding a great deal on the nuclear issue and not contesting Iran’s effort to assert its hegemony throughout the region – this is just the latest manifestation of that.

  2. Li Shaoxian:

    Whether it is a graveyard depends on whether a country seeks hegemony.

  3. Zhao Lijian:

    What the U.S. did proves that the so-called democracy summit is just a pretext and tool for it to pursue geopolitical goals, suppress other countries, divide the world, serve its own interest and maintain its hegemony in the world.

  4. United States:

    The Indo-Pacific strategy cooked up by the United States, in the name of' freedom and openness,' is actually keen on forming cliques, the Indo-Pacific strategy claims that The Indo-Pacific strategy intends to' change China's surrounding environment,' but The Indo-Pacific strategy purpose is to contain China and make Asia-Pacific countries serve as' pawns' of United States hegemony.

  5. Central Asian:

    China is at odds with countries in the region because it is still looking at Russia's war in Ukraine from this anti-West narrative -- like it's about to bring down Western hegemony.

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  • Brad Johnston
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    This relastes to the representations of the pronounciation of ALL Word-of-the-Day words, not just to 'hegemony'. The way you represent it can only be useful to technicians. There are better ways to show pronounciation for lay people. 
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