What does prominent mean?

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ˈprɒm ə nəntprom·i·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, strikingadjective

    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 prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

  2. big, large, prominentadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. prominentadjective

    Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.

    Etymology: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

  2. prominentadjective

    Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous.

    Etymology: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

  3. prominentadjective

    Eminent; distinguished above others.

    Etymology: From prominens, present active participle of promineo, from pro + mineō (in compounds, "jut, project").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prominentadjective

    standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase

    Etymology: [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.]

  2. Prominentadjective

    hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building

    Etymology: [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.]

  3. Prominentadjective

    eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character

    Etymology: [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prominent

    prom′i-nent, adj. standing out beyond the line or surface of something: projecting: most easily seen: conspicuous: principal: eminent: distinguished.—ns. Prom′inence, Prom′inency, state or quality of being prominent: conspicuousness: distinction.—adv. Prom′inently. [Fr.,—L. prominēre, to jut forth—pro, forth, minēre, to jut.]

Entomology

  1. Prominent

    raised or produced beyond the level or margin: standing out in relief by color or otherwise: conspicuous.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prominent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3969

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prominent' in Adjectives Frequency: #536

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prominent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prominent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prominent in a Sentence

  1. Hyon Choi:

    As a major natural antioxidant in the body, uric acid has been estimated to account for more than 50 percent of the antioxidant capacity of plasma, with these potentially neuro-protective properties, uric acid has been hypothesized to protect against oxidative stress, a prominent contributor to dopaminergic neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease, which may also play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

  2. Shawn Crispin:

    The Philippines has for a long time been a standard bearer in the region for press freedom, if Duterte is able to get away with effectively silencing what has been one of his most prominent and credible media critics, that could send a message to the wider region that this is an attack you can get away with.

  3. Kristina Ayanian:

    What I really liked about it is that the award is so diversified, there's so many different components to it, one of the highlights that I had was volunteering at my local food pantry from my Bronze Medal Award, and seeing how food insecurity is so prominent in our lives. That connection to giving back to my community really stayed with me.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, dismissed the idea that the virus could have come from a lab. It was a massive failure in judgment for a prominent public health official, during the campaign, Biden said, I'll choose science over fiction.' Now is his chance to make good on that promise and fire Dr. Fauci.

  5. Joaquin Castro:

    In this moment of crisis with COVID-19 devastating Latino communities, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is proud that California's Attorney General California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, will be nominated by President-Elect Biden to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we welcome the news of Becerra's nomination, and the CHC is encouraging President-Elect Biden to appoint five Latinos in Biden Cabinet, including Latinas in prominent positions.

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