[ prom-uh-nuhnt ]
/ ˈprɒm ə nənt /
standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable: Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
standing out beyond the adjacent surface or line; projecting.
leading, important, or well-known: a prominent citizen.
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Origin of prominent
SYNONYMS FOR prominent
OTHER WORDS FROM prominent
prom·i·nent·ly, adverbnon·prom·i·nent, adjectivenon·prom·i·nent·ly, adverbo·ver·prom·i·nent, adjective
Words nearby prominent
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British Dictionary definitions for non-prominent
/ (ˈprɒmɪnənt) /
jutting or projecting outwards
standing out from its surroundings; noticeable
widely known; eminent
Derived forms of prominentprominently, adverbprominentness, noun
Word Origin for prominent
C16: from Latin prōminēre to jut out, from pro- 1 + ēminēre to project
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Medical definitions for non-prominent
[ prŏm′ə-nənt ]
Projecting outward or upward; protuberant.
Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.
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