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prominence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prominence  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prominence 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  prominent:  widely  known  or  eminent  [ant: 
  {obscurity}] 
  2:  relative  importance 
  3:  something  that  protrudes  [syn:  {bulge},  {bump},  {hump},  {gibbosity}, 
  {gibbousness},  {jut},  {protuberance},  {protrusion},  {extrusion}, 
  {excrescence}] 




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