Know Your Next Word : hegemony

5. hegemony :

noun :

1. leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation

2. leadership, predominance

3. (esp. among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination

usage :

  • America's nuclear hegemony has been challenged and perhaps usurped by the Soviets.

  • Japan and Germany vie for hegemony in the foreign-car market.

  • The hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation.

  • the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system

  • To say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony.

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