Definitions for prominenceˈprɒm ə nəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prom•i•nenceˈprɒm ə nəns(n.)

  1. Also, prom′i•nen•cy. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness.

  2. something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance:

    a prominence high over a ravine.

  3. an eruption of a flamelike tongue of relatively cool, high-density gas from the solar chromosphere into the corona.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of prominence:

1590–1600; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prominence(noun)

    the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

  2. prominence(noun)

    relative importance

  3. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prominence(noun)ˈprɒm ə nəns

    the state of being well-known or distinctive

    her prominence as a party leader; a company that gained prominence in the 1990s


  1. prominence(Noun)

    The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

  2. prominence(Noun)

    relative importance

  3. prominence(Noun)

    A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

  4. prominence(Noun)

    (topography) Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prominence(noun)

    alt. of Prominency

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