front-rank

adjective

Definition of front-rank

: being in the front rank : ranking among the best : of the first quality or importance : first-rate emerges as a figure of front-rank importance in the American social sciences— Eric Goldman a front-rank university

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“Front-rank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front-rank. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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