Definition of eminent in English:


Syllabification: em·i·nent
Pronunciation: /ˈemənənt



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


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

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