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PREEMINENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preeminence mean? 

PREEMINENCE (noun)
  The noun PREEMINENCE has 1 sense:

1. high status importance owing to marked superiority

  Familiarity information: PREEMINENCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREEMINENCE (noun)


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Meaning:

High status importance owing to marked superiority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

eminence; preeminence; distinction; note

Context example:

a scholar of great eminence

Hypernyms ("preeminence" is a kind of...):

high status (a position of superior status)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "preeminence"):

king (preeminence in a particular category or group or field)


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