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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of or relating to leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation

Usage examples (36)
  • They are part of what we'd call hegemonic society ...
  • Greenberg said the Conservatives failed to emerge as a "hegemonic" party.
  • Certainly it can no longer claim the kind of hegemonic power that it did in post World War II and that the job of our leadership is to manage that decline wisely and ably.
  • Facebook was described as "hegemonic" while MySpace was the haven of "subaltern" teens. for more
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