What does preeminence mean?

Definitions for preeminencepriˈɛm ə nəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word preeminence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eminence, distinction, preeminence, note(noun)

    high status importance owing to marked superiority

    "a scholar of great eminence"


  1. preeminence(Noun)

    the status of being preeminent, dominant or ascendant

  2. preeminence(Noun)

    high importance; superiority

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preeminence(noun)

    the quality or state of being preeminent; superiority in prominence or in excellence; distinction above others in quality, rank, etc.; rarely, in a bad sense, superiority or notoriety in evil; as, preeminence in honor

  2. Origin: [F. prminence, L. praeeminentia. See Preminent.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preeminence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preeminence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stanley Litow:

    You see transformational activities in education that have taken place from time to time in the U.S. Like the end of the Second World War, for instance, they made high school mandatory, which opened up that option for a large number of students. It was transformative and led partially to America’s preeminence in the 20th century, i think the story of these six kids graduating now brings it home. Overwhelmingly it’s the children of color, who come from low-income backgrounds who a lot of people are not betting on.

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