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Noun: prominence  pró-mi-nun(t)s
  1. The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
     
  2. Relative importance
     
  3. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    "he stood on the rocky prominence";
    - bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence

Derived forms: prominences

Type of: importance, projection, standing

Antonym: obscurity

Encyclopedia: Prominence