from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being prominent.
- n. Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings.
- n. Anatomy A small projection or protuberance.
- n. Astronomy A tonguelike cloud of flaming gas rising from the sun's surface, visible as part of the corona during a total solar eclipse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
- n. relative importance
- n. A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
- n. Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.
- n. That which is prominent; a protuberance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being prominent; a standing or jutting out from the surface of something; also, that which juts out; protuberance: as, the prominence of a joint; the prominence of a rock or cliff; the prominences of the face.
- n. The state of being conspicuous; conspicuousness; distinction; notoriety.
- n. See the adjectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
- n. relative importance
- n. the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
At the end of the term prominence brought its reward: Missy failed in
Living proof that RNC prominence is fading and the ovine followers are dwindling in number since savvy people are beginning to see the light instead of being allowed to be smitten by blind fanaticism.
Kennedy forever, and John Kerry for a heck of a long time, and the power of incumbency, together with few opportunities for local Republicans to gain prominence, has made Dems look stronger than they really were.
As Tea Partyers gain prominence, the BBAJ creative team may have even intensified their criticism in the uptown transfer.
They need to realize that hispanics and blacks are rising in prominence in our country and the day that the rich white guy could rule everything is ending.
One important thing I have noticed through the five episodes so far is that Jack has really taken a step backwards in prominence among the main characters this season.
Though they will be competitive this fall, a return to national prominence is probably at least a year away.
As the cloud gains in prominence, and is increasingly seen as the next generation computing model, hardware, software and networking companies are buddying up to create a data center that runs like a computer.
This looks like one way Intel is circling its wagons as PC sales drop, GPUs gain prominence, and it finds itself fighting for mobile market share against chipmakers pushing ARM-based chipsets.
A few have even used this route to gain prominence (Yeasayer and Black Kids come to mind as two bands I heard before they were signed that have since become prominent).