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pre-eminent

adjective uk   us   /ˌpriːˈem.ɪ.nənt/ formal
more important or better than others: She is the pre-eminent authority in her subject.
pre-eminence
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌpriːˈem.ɪ.nəns/
His pre-eminence in his subject is internationally recognized.
Translations of “pre-eminent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 卓越的,傑出的,出類拔萃的…
in Russian выдающийся…
in Turkish en üstün, seçkin, en başta gelen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卓越的,杰出的,出类拔萃的…
in Polish czołowy, znamienity…
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