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
Facial disk is prominently rimmed dark, especially on the lower half.
Indeed, some of his first dance paintings portray the audience and orchestra as
  prominently as the ballerinas onstage.
Parades figure prominently in many of the film clips.
In it, he places two goldeneye ducks so prominently in the foreground that they
  threaten to swarm into the viewer's face.
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