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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Predominance over others, especially of a country over other countries.
From Greek hegemonia (leadership), from hegemon (leader), from hegeisthai (to lead). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sag- (to seek out), which is also the source of seek, ransack, ramshackle, forsake, and sagacious. Earliest documented use: 1567.
US hegemony is declining -- the era of overbearing US power is coming to an end."
End Looks Near for American Hegemony; New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Nov 10, 2009.
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