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Important; famous,
  1. Important; famous
    • - she was a prominent member of the city council
  2. Projecting from something; protuberant
    • - a man with big, prominent eyes like a lobster's
  3. Situated so as to catch the attention; noticeable
    • - the new housing developments are prominent landmarks

  1. outstanding: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in ...
  2. big: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
  3. (prominently) in a prominent way; "the new car was prominently displayed in the driveway"
  4. (prominence) relative importance
  5. (prominence) bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
  6. (Prominence (phonetics)) In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence. The term is also used for similar patterns of phonetic prominence inside syllables. ...
  7. (Prominence (topography)) In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height, shoulder drop (in North America), or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ...
  8. Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant; Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; Eminent; distinguished above others
  9. (Prominenten) German term for their VIP captives. Among those held in the two Sonderlagers at Sachsenhausen were four Great Escapers: Harry 'Wings' Day, John Dodge, Bertram 'Jimmy' James, Sydney Dowse and Raymond van Wymeersch. ...
  10. (Prominence) An explosion of hot gas that erupts from the Sun's surface. Solar prominences are usually associated with sunspot activity and can cause interference with communications on Earth due to their electromagnetic effects on the atmosphere.
  11. (Prominence) an eruption of hot gas at the surface of the Sun.
  12. (PROMINENCE) On the Sun, a rising plume of ionized gas which follows along magnetic field lines.
  13. (Prominence) A cloud, or plume, of hot, luminous gas in the Sun's corona. It appears bright when seen against the cool blackness of space. When they are in silhouette against the disc they are known as filaments. They are mainly composed of hydrogen, helium and calcium
  14. (Prominence) An area which protrudes or sticks out.
  15. (Prominence) information about events/situations involving well-known personalities or institutions.
  16. (prominence) A term identifying cloud-like features in the solar atmosphere. The features appear as bright structures in the corona above the solar limb and as dark filaments when seen projected against the solar disk. ...
  17. (prominence) Loop or sheet of glowing gas ejected from an active region on the solar surface, which then moves through the inner parts of the corona under the influence of the Sun's magnetic field.
  18. (prominence) News value that stresses the importance of the person involved in the event.
  19. (prominence) [Latin: "forward projection"] 1. The quality of rising above or projecting beyond one's neighbors. 2. A peak or outcrop. 3. ...
  20. Prominence is the ratio of the position of one keyword or keyword phrase to the positions of the other keywords in an XHTML section of the page. For example in the text enclosed by the BODY tag is one of sections of the page we measure keyword prominence in. ...
  21. The prominence is the height difference between height of the summit and the highest point to which one must descend in order to climb a higher peak. Given in metres including the reference point.
  22. unusually full. Prominent scalp veins may be a sign of hydrocephalus in infants.
  23. people of New Brunswick . . . , comp. C. H. McLean ([Saint John], 1937).
  24. easily seen because of a difference in colour or raised above the surrounding surface.
  25. Obvious, protruding noticeably.