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he·gem·o·ny

hegemony

 
 
pronunciation:
h je m ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hegemonies
definition: predominance of one country or social group over others by virtue of leadership or influence.
Spain's hegemony over most of Central and South America lasted into the nineteenth century.
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derivations: hegemonic (adj.), hegemonical (adj.)