Definitions for: Prominence


[n] relative importance
[n] something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
[n] the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent



Webster (1913) Definition: Prom"i*nence, Prominency Prom"i*nen*cy, n. [L.
prominentia: cf. F. prominence. See Prominent. ]
1. The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out
from something; conspicuousness.

2. That which is prominent; a protuberance.

Solar prominences. (Astron.) See Solar Protuberances,
under Protuberance.

Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, protrusion, protuberance

Antonyms: obscurity

See Also: belly, caput, frontal eminence, importance, limelight, nub, occipital protuberance, projection, public eye, salience, saliency, spotlight, standing, strikingness, wart

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