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English definition of “pre-eminent”

pre-eminent

adjective     /ˌpriːˈem.ɪ.nənt/ formal
more important or better than others: She is the pre-eminent authority in her subject.Very important or urgentExtremely good pre-eminence     /ˌpriːˈem.ɪ.nəns/ noun [U] His pre-eminence in his subject is internationally recognized.Extremely good
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