prominent [ prom- uh-n uh nt] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms for prominent on Thesaurus.com 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. Origin of prominent 1535–45;
), present participle of
to project, stand out, equivalent to
pro- pro- 1
imminent Related forms prom·i·nent·ly, adverb non·prom·i·nent, adjective non·prom·i·nent·ly, adverb o·ver·prom·i·nent, adjective o·ver·prom·i·nent·ly, adverb Antonyms 1. inconspicuous. 2. recessed. 3. unknown.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-prominent jutting or projecting outwards standing out from its surroundings; noticeable widely known; eminent Derived Forms prominently, adverb prominentness, noun Word Origin
C16: from Latin
prōminēre to jut out, from pro- 1 + ēminēre to project
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Word Origin and History for non-prominent prominent adj.
mid-15c., "projecting, jutting out," from Latin
prominentem (nominative prominens) "prominent," present participle of prominere "jut or stand out, be prominent, overhang," from pro- "before, forward" (see pro-) + minere "to project," from minae "projections, threats" (see menace (n.)). Meaning "conspicuous" is from 1759; that of "notable, leading" is from 1849. Related: Prominently.
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non-prominent in Medicine prominent (prŏm ′ə-nənt) Projecting outward or upward; protuberant. Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.
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