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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prominent  \Prom"i*nent\,  a.  [L.  prominens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  prominere  to  jut  out  to  project;  pro  before  forward  + 
  minere  (in  comp.)  to  jut,  project:  cf  F.  prominent.  See 
  {Imminent},  {Eminent}.] 
  1.  Standing  out  or  projecting,  beyond  the  line  surface  of 
  something  jutting;  protuberant;  in  high  relief;  as  a 
  prominent  figure  on  a  vase. 
 
  2.  Hence  Distinctly  manifest;  likely  to  attract  attention 
  from  its  size  or  position;  conspicuous;  as  a  prominent 
  feature  of  the  face;  a  prominent  building. 
 
  3.  Eminent;  distinguished  above  others  as  a  prominent 
  character. 
 
  {Prominent'  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  moth  of  the  family 
  {Notodontid[ae]};  a  notodontian;  --  so  called  because  the 
  larva  has  a  hump  or  prominence  on  its  back  Several  of  the 
  species  are  injurious  to  fruit  trees. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prominent 
  adj  1:  having  a  quality  that  thrusts  itself  into  attention;  "an 
  outstanding  fact  of  our  time  is  that  nations  poisoned 
  by  anti  semitism  proved  less  fortunate  in  regard  to 
  their  own  freedom";  "a  new  theory  is  the  most 
  prominent  feature  of  the  book";  "salient  traits";  "a 
  spectacular  rise  in  prices";  "a  striking  thing  about 
  Picadilly  Circus  is  the  statue  of  Eros  in  the  center"; 
  "a  striking  resemblance  between  parent  and  child" 
  [syn:  {outstanding},  {salient},  {spectacular},  {striking}] 
  2:  conspicuous  in  position  or  importance;  "a  big  figure  in  the 
  movement";  "big  man  on  campus";  "he's  very  large  in 
  financial  circles";  "a  prominent  citizen"  [syn:  {big},  {large}] 




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