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Meaning of “pre-eminent” - Learner’s Dictionary

pre-eminent

adjective     /ˌpriːˈemɪnənt/
more important or better than others: a pre-eminent artist/scholarBeing important and having importanceExtremely good
pre-eminence     /ˌpriːˈemɪnəns/ noun [U]
the quality of being pre-eminentBeing important and having importanceExtremely goodExceptional qualities, things and people
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