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  • adj. Alternative spelling of preeminent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eminent above others; superior to or surpassing others; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous, generally for a commendable quality or action.
  • Superlative; extreme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

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