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ēmĭnentĭa , ae, f. eminens,
I.a standing out, projecting; concr., a prominence, protuberance.
I. Lit., Cic. N. D. 1, 38, § 174 (with soliditas); App. Flor. no. 18, p. 359; and in plur., Plin. 37, 10, 63, § 174. —Hence, in painting, the prominent, i. e. light parts, Cic. Ac. 2, 7, 20 (opp. umbrae). —
II. Trop., excellence: “quaedam formarum,Gell. 5, 11, 9: “senectutis suae,Vulg. 2 Macc. 6, 19.—Hence, per eminentiam, i. q. κατ̓ ἐξοχήν, preëminently, par excellence, Ulp. Fragm. 11, 3: reperiet, eminentiam cujusque operis artissimis temporum claustris circumdatam, the highest ability in an art, Vell. 1, 17, 4.
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