Definition of Eminence

1. Noun. High status importance owing to marked superiority. "A scholar of great eminence"

Exact synonyms: Distinction, Note, Preeminence
Generic synonyms: High Status
Specialized synonyms: King
Derivative terms: Eminent, Preeminent



2. Noun. A protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament.
Exact synonyms: Tubercle, Tuberosity
Specialized synonyms: Deltoid Eminence, Deltoid Tuberosity
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process
Derivative terms: Tubercular, Tuberous

Definition of Eminence

1. n. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height.

Definition of Eminence

1. Noun. someone of high rank, reputation or social station ¹

2. Noun. the quality or state of being eminent ¹

3. Noun. prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem ¹

4. Noun. (geology) an elevated land area or a hill ¹

5. Noun. (anatomy) a protuberance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eminence

1. high station or rank [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eminence

1. 1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height. "Without either eminences or cavities." (Dryden) "The temple of honor ought to be seated on an eminence." (Burke) 2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment. "You 've too a woman's heart, which ever yet Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty." (Shak) 3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. Origin: L. Eminentia, fr. Eminens eminent: cf. F. Eminence. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Eminence

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"... first had destroyed the equality off the presbyters introduced among the bishops a pre-eminence of rank, and from thence a superiority of jurisdiction. ..."

2. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"... right moment with the right equipment to mount easily from eminence to eminence and accomplish very great things without doing more than genially follow ..."

3. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"eminence, once CHAPTER IV THE ... the world at the right moment with the right equipment to mount easily from eminence to eminence and accomplish very great ..."

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