eminence vs tuberosity what difference

what is difference between eminence and tuberosity



From Old French eminence, from Latin ēminēntia (prominence”, “protuberance”; “eminence”, “excellence).


  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmɪnəns/


eminence (countable and uncountable, plural eminences)

  1. Someone of high rank, reputation or social status.
  2. The quality or state of being eminent.
  3. Prominence in a particular order or accumulation; esteem.
  4. (geology) An elevated land area or a hill.
  5. (anatomy) A protuberance.
  6. (uncountable) A dark purple color.
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:eminence.


  • distinction
  • prominence
  • renown
  • celebrity


  • (someone of high rank, reputation or social status): obscurity
  • (the quality or state of being eminent): mediocrity

Derived terms

  • Eminence (your Eminence), title of honor for a Roman Catholic cardinal


Further reading

  • Wikipedia article on Roman Catholic Church
  • Shades of purple (Eminence) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



tuber +‎ -osity


tuberosity (countable and uncountable, plural tuberosities)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being tuberous
  2. (countable, anatomy) A rounded protuberance, at the end of a bone, to which a muscle or tendon is attached

Derived terms

  • deltoid tuberosity
  • facial tuberosity
  • ischial tuberosity
  • olecranon tuberosity
  • radial tuberosity
  • tibial tuberosity
  • tuberoplasty

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