noun em·i·nence \ˈe-mə-nən(t)s\

: a condition of being well-known and successful

: a person of high rank or achievements

: an area of high ground

Full Definition of EMINENCE

:  a position of prominence or superiority
:  one that is eminent, prominent, or lofty: as
a :  an anatomical protuberance (as on a bone)
b :  a person of high rank or attainments —often used as a title for a cardinal
c :  a natural elevation

Examples of EMINENCE

  1. <the eminence of the Nobel Prize in the field of awards and prizes>
  2. <the old citadel sits on an eminence with a commanding view of the city>

First Known Use of EMINENCE

15th century

Other Forms of Address Terms

appellation, beatitude, brethren, emeritus, esquire, sire, sous


noun em·i·nence \ˈem-ə-nən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EMINENCE

:  a protuberance or projection on a bodily part and especially a bone


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