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priˈɛm ə nəntpre·em·i·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leading(a), preeminentadjective

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

    "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"

Wiktionary

  1. preeminentadjective

    Exceeding others in quality or rank; of outstanding excellence, extremely notable or important.

    Etymology: From preeminent and its source, praeeminens, present participle of praeeminere, from prae- + eminere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preeminentadjective

    eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities; as, preeminent in guilt

    Etymology: [L. praeminens, -entis, p. pr. praeminere to be prominent, to surpass: cf. F. prminent. See Pre-, and Eminent.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preeminent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preeminent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of preeminent in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Liccione:

    One of these days, will become a this day. And that day, will be the preeminent of days to come.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    It could be a historic bad deal because it leaves the preeminent terrorist state of our time a vast nuclear infrastructure.

  3. Omar Ali:

    London's dominance as the preeminent European financial center remains unrivaled.

  4. Frank Rocca:

    They voted a couple years ago, to say that, that the struggle against abortion is the preeminent priority of the church in the United States, and some of the more progressive bishops who identify themselves as allies of Pope Francis said this is not what the pope wants. This is wrong. It's a priority. But it's not the preeminent priority. It's not above fighting poverty or helping migrants or protecting the environment.

  5. David Petraeus:

    They have, to a degree, been both part of Iraq's salvation but also the most serious threat to the all-important effort of once again getting the Sunni Arab population in Iraq to feel that it has a stake in the success of Iraq rather than a stake in its failure, longer term, Iranian-backed Shia militia could emerge as the preeminent power in the country, one that is outside the control of the government and instead answerable to Tehran.

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