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eminence

See also: éminence

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From Old French eminence, from Latin ēminēntia (prominence”, “protuberance”; “eminence”, “excellence).

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eminence (plural eminences)

  1. someone of high rank, reputation or social station
  2. the quality or state of being eminent
  3. prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem
  4. (geology) an elevated land area or a hill
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      From the summit of an eminence I had already had a distant view of Osbaldistone Hall, a large and antiquated edifice, peeping out from a Druidical grove of huge oaks [...].
  5. (anatomy) a protuberance

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