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eminent
American English: /ˈɛmənənt/
British English: /ˈɛmɪnənt/

Translation of eminent in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (famous, respected)
    (doctor/writer)
    our eminent guest
    nuestro ilustre invitado
    she is eminent in the field of molecular biology
    es una eminencia or se destaca en el campo de la biología molecular
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (indisputable)
    (goodness/suitability)
    Example sentences
    • 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?

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.