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[pree-em-uh-nuh nt] /priˈɛm ə nənt/
eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing:
He is preeminent in his profession.
Also, pre-eminent.
Origin of preeminent
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin praeēminent- (stem of praeēminēns), present participle of praeēminēre to project forward, be prominent. See pre-, eminent
Related forms
preeminently, adverb
distinguished, peerless, supreme. See dominant. Unabridged
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