AskDefine | Define eminence

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1 high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence" [syn: distinction, preeminence, note]
2 a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament [syn: tuberosity, tubercle]

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see Eminence



  • /ˈɛmɪnəns/, /"EmIn@ns/


  1. someone of high rank, reputation or social station
  2. the quality or state of being eminent
  3. an elevated land area or a hill
  4. a protuberance

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Extensive Definition

Eminence may refer to:

See also

  • Eminent (disambiguation)
  • éminence grise, powerful advisor or decision-maker who operates secretly or unofficially
  • Prominence, measure of the independent stature of a summit

Similar spellings

  • Imminence (disambiguation)
  • Immanence, existing and acting within the mind or the world; contrasted with transcendence
  • Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers, aka Slim Shady), American rap artist.
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