hyperpower

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hyper- +‎ power

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hyperpower (plural hyperpowers)

  1. (international relations) An international hegemon, more powerful than a superpower.
    • 2009, January 21, “John F. Burns”, in Obama Promises the World a Renewed America[1]:
      “We have entered a period of historical transition in which the United States will become first among equals, rather than [] hyperpower and unquestioned hegemon,” said Timothy Garton Ash, a professor of European studies at Oxford.
    • 2015 January 1, Steven Erlanger, “New Year, Old Problems”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      The hegemony of the United States, which Hubert Védrine, a former French foreign minister, liked to call the world’s “hyperpower,” is increasingly questioned, even ignored.
  2. (mathematics) Tetration.

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