Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being prominent.
  • noun Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings.
  • noun Anatomy A small projection or protuberance.
  • noun Astronomy A tonguelike cloud of luminous gas rising from the sun's surface, visible as part of the corona during a total solar eclipse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The state of being conspicuous; conspicuousness; distinction; notoriety.
  • noun See the adjectives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.
  • noun That which is prominent; a protuberance.
  • noun (Astron.) See Solar Protuberances, under Protuberance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
  • noun relative importance
  • noun A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
  • noun Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • noun relative importance
  • noun the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin prominentia.

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