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prominence

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noun prom·i·nence \ˈprä-mə-nən(t)s, ˈpräm-nən(t)s\

Simple Definition of prominence

  • : the state of being important, well-known, or noticeable : the state of being prominent

Full Definition of prominence

  1. 1 :  something prominent :  projection <a rocky prominence>

  2. 2 :  the quality, state, or fact of being prominent or conspicuous

  3. 3 :  a mass of gas resembling a cloud that arises from the chromosphere of the sun

Examples of prominence

  1. The company rose to prominence in the 1990s.

  2. The publicity has given him a prominence he doesn't deserve.



1598

First Known Use of prominence

1598


PROMINENCE Defined for Kids

prominence

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noun prom·i·nence \ˈprä-mə-nəns\

Definition of prominence

  1. 1 :  the state of being important, famous, or noticeable <She is a doctor of prominence.>

  2. 2 :  something (as a mountain) that is conspicuous




Medical Dictionary

prominence

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noun prom·i·nence \ˈpräm(-ə)-nən(t)s\

Medical Definition of prominence

  1. :  an elevation or projection on an anatomical structure (as a bone)





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