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Syllabification: em·i·nent
Pronunciation: /ˈemənənt

Definition of eminent in English:


1(Of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession: one of the world’s most eminent statisticians
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  • Nevertheless, it is very prestigious, and is often awarded to eminent people in the sciences and arts.
  • Here are some excerpts from the opinions expressed by some eminent personalities.
  • These four participants will then be sent to Mumbai for training and will be groomed by eminent people in the film industry.
1.1 [attributive] Used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality: the guitar’s eminent suitability for recording studio work
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  • The quality is eminent, but the case does have a fundamental flaw - the lack of cooling.
  • It does seem an eminent candidate for discreet burial, doesn't it?
obvious, clear, conspicuous, marked, singular, signal;


late Middle English: from Latin eminent- 'jutting, projecting', from the verb eminere.


A trio of frequently confused words is eminent, imminent, and immanent. Eminent meansoutstanding, famous’: the book was written by an eminent authority on folk art. Imminent meansabout to happen’: people brushed aside the possibility that war was imminent. Immanent, often used in religious or philosophical contexts, meansinherent’: he believed in the immanent unity of nature taught by the Hindus.

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