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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·i·nence /ˈɛmənən(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 em·i·nence /ˈɛmənən(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·i·nence n.
 1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height.
    Without either eminences or cavities.   --Dryden.
    The temple of honor ought to be seated on an eminence.   --Burke.
 2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment.
 You 've too a woman's heart, which ever yet
 Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty.   --Shak.
 3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a
           scholar of great eminence" [syn: distinction, preeminence,
      2: a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a
         muscle or ligament [syn: tuberosity, tubercle]