prominent

[prom-uh-nuhnt]
adjective
1.
standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable: Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
2.
standing out beyond the adjacent surface or line; projecting.
3.
leading, important, or well-known: a prominent citizen.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin prōminent- (stem of prōminēns), present participle of prominēre to project, stand out, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + -minēre; see imminent

prominently, adverb
nonprominent, adjective
nonprominently, adverb
overprominent, adjective
overprominently, adverb


2. protruding, jutting, protuberant. 3. eminent, celebrated, famous, famed, distinguished.


1. inconspicuous. 2. recessed. 3. unknown.
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prominent (ˈprɒmɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  jutting or projecting outwards
2.  standing out from its surroundings; noticeable
3.  widely known; eminent
 
[C16: from Latin prōminēre to jut out, from pro-1 + ēminēre to project]
 
'prominently
 
adv
 
'prominentness
 
n

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prominent
1540s, from L. prominentem (nom. prominens), prp. of prominere "jut or stand out," from pro- "before, forward" + minere "to project," from minæ "projections, threats" (see menace).
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prominent prom·i·nent (prŏm'ə-nənt)
adj.

  1. Projecting outward or upward; protuberant.

  2. Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.

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Example sentences
If lime green and variegated yellow-and-green foliage are prominent, try hot
  colors.
Don't drop names of prominent people in your field whom you've met at
  conferences.
The prominent reasons are his high-profile refusals to accept the scientific
  consensus on human evolution and global warming.
All of the group's hens place their eggs in the dominant hen's nest-though her
  own are given the prominent center place.
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