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supremacy

noun [U] uk   /suːˈprem.ə.si/ us  

supremacy noun [U] (HIGHEST)

the leading or controlling position: The company has begun to challenge the supremacy of the current leading manufacturers in the textiles industry. The allies have established air supremacy (= military control of the sky).

supremacy noun [U] (GREATEST)

the position of being the best: a struggle for supremacy This victory clearly proves the supremacy of the Brazilians in football.
Translations of “supremacy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 最高, 最高地位,至高無上…
in Russian господство, превосходство…
in Turkish üstünlük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最高, 最高地位,至高无上…
in Polish dominacja, supremacja…
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