Definition of eminence in English:

eminence

Syllabification: em·i·nence
Pronunciation: /ˈemənəns
 
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noun

1Fame or recognized superiority, especially within a particular sphere or profession: her eminence in cinematography
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  • The Edinburgh operation is in a very healthy situation, we are encountering very significant growth, and we can build on our core talents to operate from a position of eminence and strength in these competitive markets.
  • Salieri, who has risen from humble origins to his position of eminence through sheer hard work, is a deeply devout man.
  • While retaining strong connections with his roots, he progressed inexorably from unexceptional beginnings to a position of some eminence in Vienna.
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1.1An important, influential, or distinguished person: the Lord Chancellor canvassed the views of various legal eminences
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  • The great railway barons, corrupt legislators, and assorted judicial eminences who made the legal history of American railroads are given only the most scant personal attention.
  • The male cheerleader was something of a campus eminence, regarded as an up-and-coming entrepreneur and future captain of industry.
  • This was the perfect voice to carry pop culture through the mid-60s, till things went tragic and the Beatles turned into eminences cloistered enough to be their own parodies.
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informal somebody, someone, big shot, big gun, heavyweight
1.2 (His/Your Eminence) A title given to a Roman Catholic cardinal, or used in addressing him: His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Wolsey
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  • The Church was dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary on 3 October 1875 by His Eminence Paul Cardinal Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin…
  • So the Community is particularly touched this evening by the visit of His Eminence, Cardinal Rodriguez and the topic of the Lecture, ‘Signs of Hope’.
  • The parade will be reviewed from the steps of Saint Patrick's Cathedral by His Eminence Cardinal Edward Eagan, Archbishop of New York.
2 formal or literary A piece of rising ground: an eminence commanding the River Emme
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  • Join us for five days of hiking around Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn Peaks, complete with deep valleys, rocky eminences, alpine tundra, and towering mountains.
  • Upriver loomed the rocky eminence of Nephin Mountain.
  • A striking iceberg that I had seen photos of before had two foothill eminences joined at the top by a soaring St. Louis Gateway Arch of ice.
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2.1 Anatomy A slight projection from the surface of a part of the body.
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  • The neurohypophysis proper comprises the median eminence of the tuber cinereum, the infundibulum, the pituitary stalk, and the posterior or neural lobe of the pituitary gland.
  • They are separated by an upward projection called the intercondylar eminence.
  • Therefore, all bony structures of the face, including the malar eminences, orbital rims, zygomatic arches, mandible, and teeth, should be carefully inspected and palpated for irregularity or tenderness.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin eminentia, from eminere 'jut, project'.

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