What does prominence mean?

Definitions for prominence
ˈprɒm ə nənspromi·nence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prominencenoun

    the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

  2. prominencenoun

    relative importance

  3. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescencenoun

    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"


  1. prominencenoun

    The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

  2. prominencenoun

    relative importance

  3. prominencenoun

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

  4. prominencenoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prominence, Prominencynoun

    Protuberance; extant part.

    Etymology: prominentia, Latin; from prominent.

    It shows the nose and eyebrows, with the prominencies and fallings in of the features. Joseph Addison, on Ancient Medals.


  1. prominence

    In topography, prominence (also referred to as autonomous height, relative height, and shoulder drop in US English, and drop or relative height in British English) measures the height of a mountain or hill's summit relative to the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it. It is a measure of the independence of a summit. A peak's key col (the highest col surrounding the peak) is a unique point on this contour line and the parent peak is some higher mountain, selected according to various criteria.


  1. prominence

    Prominence refers to the state of being important, famous, or noticeable in a particular field or context. It can also refer to a feature of something that stands out or is particularly noticeable or special. In physical terms, it can refer to the fact or condition of standing out from something by physically projecting or being particularly noticeable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prominencenoun

    alt. of Prominency

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prominence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prominence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of prominence in a Sentence

  1. Jack Cheevers:

    The Pueblo incident may gain prominence over time because it teaches us that you can deal with North Korea, even during a major crisis.

  2. Luciano Kliemaschewsk:

    Pearson is happy with our results, brazil has stood out among emerging markets and we've taken on a position of prominence (in the company). We joke that there's no crisis around here.

  3. Colin Angle:

    Maintaining a clean home has taken on greater prominence during this pandemic.

  4. Kim Rogers:

    'A seismic shift' for secretary of state racesThe 2020 election represented a high-water mark for prominence of the secretary of state position. The sitting President was calling out secretaries by name, including some Republicans, and urging his supporters to put pressure on these offices to refuse to certify elections in states he had lost.Its absolutely getting worse: Secretaries of state targeted by Trump election lies live in fear for their safety and are desperate for protectionIn several states, the secretary of state is appointed by the governor, but the position is an elected office in a majority of states, albeit one that voters haven't usually prioritized. Both Republican and Democratic campaigns raised tiny sums compared with other statewide counterparts, and few aired ads on television.That has shifted since the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol, reflected in fundraising by top secretary of state candidates and the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State.An insurrection makes a difference. The aftermath of the 2020 election forced more Americans to recognize that our country is at a crossroads and our democracy is in peril, i think across the board, all of those factors culminated in people recognizing that secretaries of state are one of our last lines of defense. And people are paying attention now.

  5. Kavita Chellaram:

    Nigeria has the largest population, it's the largest economy and oil producer today, half the billionaires of Marketplace Africa live between Nigeria and Marketplace Africa, so I think the prominence of the art here is quite relevant to the financial market.

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    A appellative
    B indiscernible
    C aculeate
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