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prominence

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

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

Full Definition of PROMINENCE

1
:  something prominent :  projection <a rocky prominence>
2
:  the quality, state, or fact of being prominent or conspicuous
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.

First Known Use of PROMINENCE

1598

prominence

noun prom·i·nence \ˈpräm(-ə)-nən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROMINENCE

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

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