noun Etymology: Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn leader, from hēgeisthai to lead — more at seek Date: 1567 1. preponderant influence or authority over others ; domination <
battled for hegemony in Asia
2. the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group <
extend their own hegemony over American culture as a whole — Mary K. Cayton
hegemonic adjective

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