[ 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.

Origin of prominent

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

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British Dictionary definitions for prominent

/ (ˈprɒmɪnənt) /


jutting or projecting outwards
standing out from its surroundings; noticeable
widely known; eminent

Derived forms of prominent

prominently, 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 prominent

[ prŏmə-nənt ]


Projecting outward or upward; protuberant.
Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.
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