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em·i·nent  (m-nnt)
adj.
1. Of high rank, station, or quality; noteworthy: eminent members of the community.
2. Outstanding, as in character or performance; distinguished: an eminent historian. See Synonyms at noted.
3. Towering or standing out above others; prominent: an eminent peak.

[Middle English, from Latin minns, minent-, present participle of minre, to stand out : -, ex-, ex- + -minre, to jut out; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.]

emi·nent·ly adv.


eminent  /mnnt/  adj. widely recognized as important, (syn.) distinguished: She is eminent in the field of linguistics. -n. [U] eminence; -adv. eminently. eminent

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