eminence

noun em·i·nence \ ˈe-mə-nən(t)s \

Definition of eminence

1 :a position of prominence or superiority
2 :one that is eminent, prominent, or lofty: such 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 in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of eminence

15th century

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EMINENCE Defined for English Language Learners

eminence

noun

Definition of eminence for English Language Learners

  • : a condition of being well-known and successful

  • : a person of high rank or achievements

  • : an area of high ground


EMINENCE Defined for Kids

eminence

noun em·i·nence \ ˈe-mə-nəns \

Definition of eminence for Students

1 :the condition of being well-known and respected The brilliant scientist had earned eminence in her field.
2 :a piece of high ground :hill

Medical Dictionary

eminence

noun em·i·nence \ ˈem-ə-nən(t)s \

medical Definition of eminence

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


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