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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preeminent mean? 

PREEMINENT (adjective)
  The adjective PREEMINENT has 1 sense:

1. greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

  Familiarity information: PREEMINENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PREEMINENT (adjective)

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Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement


preeminent; leading

Context examples:

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


superior (of or characteristic of high rank or importance)

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