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Etymology

From the present participle stem of Latin eminere ‘project’, from ex- + minere.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. (archaic) high, lofty; towering; prominent.
  2. noteworthy. remarkable, great
    His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
  3. of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
    In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

Usage notes

Sometimes used by confusion with imminent.

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