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

pre-eminent

adjective uk us /ˌpriːˈemɪnənt/

more important or better than others:

a pre-eminent artist/scholar
pre-eminence uk us /ˌpriːˈemɪnəns/ noun [ U ]

the quality of being pre-eminent

(Definition of “pre-eminent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)