- the state or character of being preeminent.
Origin of preeminence
Examples from the Web for pre-eminence
Here's the point: All this clean-tech talk is just another example of China's pre-eminence as the world's superpower.China's Economic Takeover: The World's Next Superpower by 2016
April 30, 2011
And this attack only underscored the company's pre-eminence.The Internet Mob's Porn Bomb
January 10, 2010
It is not to be conceived how exact these people are in assigning the pre-eminence to the men.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
But most men have never had the opportunity of attaining this pre-eminence of evil.Gorgias
What gave you any pre-eminence above those that surround you?The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
Victoria has owed its past pre-eminence to its gold production.Up To Date Business
Then, and not till then, will it be entitled to the pre-eminence.Popular Education
Word Origin and History for pre-eminence
also pre-eminence, c.1200, from Late Latin praeeminentia "distinction, superiority," from Latin praeeminentem (nominative praeeminens), present participle of praeeminere "transcend, excel," literally "project forward, rise above," from prae "before" (see pre-) + eminere "stand out, project" (see eminent).