What does protuberance mean?

Definitions for protuberance
proʊˈtu bər əns, -ˈtyu-, prə-pro·tu·ber·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. protuberancenoun

    the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out

    "the protuberance of his belly"


  1. protuberancenoun

    A bulge, knob, swelling, spine or anything that protrudes.

  2. Etymology: From protuberantia, from pro + tuber + -antia.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Protuberancenoun

    Something swelling above the rest; prominence; tumour.

    Etymology: protubero, Lat.

    If the world were eternal, by the continual fall and wearing of waters, all the protuberances of the earth would infinite ages since have been levelled, and the superficies of the earth rendered plain. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    Mountains seem but so many wens and unnatural protuberances upon the face of the earth. More.


  1. protuberance

    Protuberance is a physical feature that protrudes or sticks out from the surrounding surface or area, often forming a rounded shape. It can also refer to something that is prominent or noticeable. This term can be used in various contexts including biology, geology, and astronomy, among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protuberancenoun

    that which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumor on the body; a prominence; a bunch or knob; an elevation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Protuberance

    prō-tūb′ėr-ans, n. a prominence: a tumour.—adj. Protū′berant, swelling: prominent.—adv. Protū′berantly.—v.i. Protū′berāte, to bulge out.—n. Protūberā′tion. [L. protuberāre, -ātumpro, forward, tuber, a swelling.]


  1. Protuberance

    any elevation above the surface.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protuberance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protuberance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. currish
    • C. pecuniary
    • D. lank

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