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Dictionary definition for: Eminent

1. (s) (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor" "an eminent scholar" "a great statesman"

2. (s) standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places" "the high priest" "eminent members of the community"

3. (s) having achieved eminence; "an eminent physician"

4. (s) of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak" "lofty mountains" "the soaring spires of the cathedral" "towering iceburgs"

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