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Pronunciation:  pree'emununs

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"

PREEMINENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: distinction, eminence, note
 See Also: high status



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*["e]m"i*nence\, n. [F. pr['e]['e]minence, L.
praeeminentia. See {Pre["e]minent}.]
The quality or state of being pre["e]minent; superiority in
prominence or in excellence; distinction above others in
quality, rank, etc.; rarely, in a bad sense, superiority or
notoriety in evil; as, pre["e]minence in honor.

      The pre["e]minence of Christianity to any other
      religious scheme.                        --Addison.

      Painful pre["e]minence! yourself to view Above life's
      weakness, and its comforts too.          --Pope.

      Beneath the forehead's walled pre["e]minence. --Lowell.

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