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

 pre·em·i·nence /priˈɛmənən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·ëm·i·nence n.  The quality or state of being preëminent; superiority in prominence or in excellence; distinction above others in quality, rank, etc.; rarely, in a bad sense, superiority or notoriety in evil; as, preëminence in honor.
    The preëminence of Christianity to any other religious scheme.   --Addison.
 Painful preëminence! yourself to view
 Above life's weakness, and its comforts too.   --Pope.
    Beneath the forehead's walled preëminence.   --Lowell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a
          scholar of great eminence" [syn: eminence, distinction,