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Noun: eminence  e-mu-nun(t)s
  1. High status importance owing to marked superiority
    "a scholar of great eminence";
    - distinction, preeminence, note
  2. A protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    - tuberosity, tubercle
Noun: éminence grise (éminences grises)  ey-mee-naans greez
  1. (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
    "the President's wife is an éminence grise in matters of education"

Derived forms: eminences

Type of: appendage, high status, important person, influential person, outgrowth, personage, process

Encyclopedia: Eminence, Kentucky