Definition of supremacy
: the quality or state of being supreme; also : supreme authority or power
Examples of supremacy in a Sentence
the Roman empire had supremacy over the entire Mediterranean world
the supremacy of cashmere among wools accounts for its high price
Recent Examples of supremacy from the Web
And after sleepwalking through Portland's rise to coffee supremacy, the airport finally added a good cafe option with a prominent Stumptown location last year.
The Big Five tech companies—Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon—are now worth a collective $3 trillion, forcing each to pursue bigger and bigger deals in pursuit of market supremacy as their leaders obsess over scale.
Even the players are jockeying for style supremacy.
The Twins (39-34) now sit a half-game in front of the Indians (39-35) in the battle for AL Central supremacy.
New Orleans recently removed three statues with Confederate figures and one monument to white supremacy.
According to a report from the Hartford Courant, Trinity sociology professor Johnny Eric Williams wrote posts on Facebook that referenced white supremacy.
At that moment, the age of the attack submarine was born, and the struggle for naval supremacy for a great part of both World War I and World War II was defined.
Between 1934 and 1980, the US never beat Mexico, and unquestioned Mexican supremacy over the gringos in the sport that mattered most was a source of national consolation, compensating for, well, everything else.
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Origin and Etymology of supremacy
supreme + -acy (as in primacy)
First Known Use: 1537See Words from the same year
SUPREMACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supremacy for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of having more power, authority, or status than anyone else : the state of being supreme
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Definition of supremacy for Students
: the highest rank, power, or authority
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