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hegemony

noun [U]     /hɪˈɡem.ə.ni/ /-ˈdʒem-/ US  /-ˈdʒem-/ /ˈhedʒ.ə.moʊ-/ formal
(especially of countries) the position of being the strongest and most powerful and therefore able to control others: The three nations competed for regional hegemony.Power to control hegemonic     /ˌheɡ.ɪˈmɒn.ɪk/ /ˌhedʒ-/ US  /ˌhedʒ.ɪˈmɑː.nɪk/ adjective
(Definition of hegemony noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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