preeminent

or pre-em·i·nent

[ pree-em-uh-nuhnt ]
/ priˈɛm ə nənt /

adjective

eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing: He is preeminent in his profession.

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Origin of preeminent

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin praeēminent- (stem of praeēminēns), present participle of praeēminēre to project forward, be prominent. See pre-, eminent

OTHER WORDS FROM preeminent

pre·em·i·nent·ly, adverb

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