leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.
(especially among smaller nations) aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
What interested me even more than the headlines was his little riff on the projection of American hegemony.
Obama’s U.N. Speech Michael Tomasky September 23, 2013
Well, the low body mass index (BMI) hegemony appears to be coming to an end.
CDC Researchers Find Lower Mortality Rates Among Overweight People Kent Sepkowitz January 2, 2013
The BRICS Bank looks, for all its founding rhetoric, like a platform for Chinese hegemony instead.
John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India? Tunku Varadarajan August 2, 2014
After Japan invaded the Korean Peninsula in 1905, the conquerors sought to co-opt local pride to reinforce Japanese hegemony.
Such a Sweet Little Dictator: Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s Child Cult Scott Bixby April 23, 2014
Publishers fear that Amazon will use its hegemony to dictate even lower prices from them in the future.
Is This the Device That Will Revolutionize Reading? Nicholas Ciarelli October 20, 2009
Brazilian statesmen might well have been pardoned if, in 1865, they had claimed for their country the hegemony of South America.
The South American Republics Part I of II Thomas C. Dawson
Her seniors in point of time, they have been outdistanced in the race for Balkan hegemony.
Bulgaria Frank Fox
The Athenian “hegemony” in its earlier and later phases had an important financial side.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3 Various
There were papers from other planets now under the hegemony of Mekin.
Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Such episodes must have been common at this period when each city was striving for hegemony.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery L.W. King and H.R. Hall
noun (pl) -nies
ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others
1560s, from Greek hegemonia “leadership, a leading the way, a going first;” also “the authority or sovereignty of one city-state over a number of others,” as Athens in Attica, Thebes in Boeotia; from hegemon “leader,” from hegeisthai “to lead,” perhaps originally “to track down,” from PIE *sag-eyo-, from root *sag- “to seek out, track down, trace” (see seek). Originally of predominance of one city state or another in Greek history; in reference to modern situations from 1860, at first of Prussia in relation to other German states.
the policy or practice of to serve national interests. n. 1965, in reference to a policy of political domination, on model of imperialism; see hegemony + -ism.
the inward curving ridge of the auricle of the ear. Historical Examples The antihelix may be so developed as to rise in front of the helix—Wildermuth’s ear. Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori Between the helix and the antihelix is the fossa of the helix. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9 Various On the cranial […]
the antimatter counterpart to helium. antihelium (ān’tē-hē’lē-əm, ān’tī-) The antimatter that corresponds to helium.
- Antihemophilic factor
a protein that is essential to normal blood clotting and is lacking or deficient in persons having hemophilia A. Abbreviation: AHF. antihemophilic factor an·ti·he·mo·phil·ic factor (ān’tē-hē’mə-fĭl’ĭk, ān’tī-) n. Abbr. AHF See factor VIII.
a protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a heroic figure, as nobility of mind and spirit, a life or attitude marked by action or purpose, and the like. Contemporary Examples So when he graduated from antihero to pop stalwart in the mid-aughts, the rap world largely lost interest. ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ Review: […]