From the Andes to dinner tables in the U.S., quinoa has come a long, flavorful way to prominence in the grain family.
He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.
But this is one news story whose importance is not conveyed by its prominence.
Yet because of her prominence, it has had an outsized impact on the media-political complex.
And the media is largely to blame for elevating the firing squads to a level of prominence and respectability.
Internally, the spur is produced upwards on the valve, as a prominence: the articular ridge is not very prominent.
Yet there was a set of the mouth and a prominence of the chin which relieved him of any trace of effeminacy.
These symptoms are manifested in varying degrees of prominence in individual cases, and some of them are rarely found present.
But he was prominent in nothing, for prominence was to him a thing like bodily pain.
Throughout, prominence is given to the system of priestly asceticism, of the eremite's life in the forest, of voluntary suicide.
1590s, "projection," from obsolete French prominence (16c.), from Latin prominentia "a jutting out" (see prominent). Meaning "distinction, conspicuousness" is attested by 1827. As a type of solar phenomenon, from 1862.
prominence prom·i·nence (prŏm'ə-nəns)
The quality or condition of being prominent.
A small projection or protuberance.
An eruption of tonguelike clouds of glowing ionized gas extending from the Sun's chromosphere and sometimes reaching hundreds of thousands of kilometers into space. When viewed against the solar surface instead of along the edges of its disk, prominences appear as dark, sinuous lines known as filaments. Usually associated with sunspot activity, solar prominences can influence Earth's atmosphere by interfering with electromagnetic activity. ◇ Active prominences erupt suddenly and usually disappear within minutes or hours. Quiescent prominences form more smoothly and can last for several months. See also solar flare.