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Meaning of PROMINENCE

Pronunciation:  'prâmununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  relative importance
  2. [n]  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
  3. [n]  the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
 

PROMINENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, protrusion, protuberance
 
 Antonyms: obscurity
 
 See Also: belly, caput, frontal eminence, importance, limelight, nub, occipital protuberance, projection, public eye, salience, saliency, spotlight, standing, strikingness, wart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prom"i*nence\, Prominency \Prom"i*nen*cy\, n. [L.
prominentia: cf. F. prominence. See {Prominent}. ]
1. The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out
   from something; conspicuousness.

2. That which is prominent; a protuberance.

{Solar prominences}. (Astron.) See {Solar Protuberances},
   under {Protuberance}.

 

 

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