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The term ‘hegemony’ refers to supremacy or authority over others. It is most commonly used in relation to the influence and military power of countries either globally or within their particular region, but can also be used to describe other forms of ascendancy or domination.
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Those three major companies are competing for hegemony in the telecommunications market.
The United States became the global hegemon after the Allies were victorious in World War Two.
That country’s hegemonic ambitions need to be curtailed or they could jeopardize world peace.