prominence

noun prom·i·nence \ ˈprä-mə-nən(t)s , ˈpräm-nən(t)s \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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

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First Known Use of prominence

1533

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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PROMINENCE Defined for English Language Learners

prominence

Definition of prominence for English Language Learners

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


PROMINENCE Defined for Kids

prominence

noun prom·i·nence \ ˈprä-mə-nəns \

Definition of prominence for Students

1 : the state of being important, famous, or noticeable
  • She is a doctor of prominence.
2 : something (as a mountain) that is conspicuous

Medical Dictionary

prominence

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

medical Definition of prominence

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


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