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Definitions and Synonyms of prominence | Another word for prominence | What is prominence?

Definition 1: relative importance - [noun denoting attribute]

(prominence is a kind of ...) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

Definition 2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where prominence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
  • the hump of a camel
  • he stood on the rocky prominence
  • the occipital protuberance was well developed
  • the bony excrescence between its horns

Synonyms for prominence in the sense of this definition

(prominence is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is a kind of prominence ) either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

(... is a kind of prominence ) prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone

(... is a kind of prominence ) a part that bulges deeply

"the belly of a sail"

(... is a kind of prominence ) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

"the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

(... is a kind of prominence ) a bump on a ski slope

(... is a kind of prominence ) a small lump or protuberance

(... is a kind of prominence ) a sharp protuberance

(... is a kind of prominence ) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

Definition 3: the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent - [noun denoting state]

(prominence is a kind of ...) social or financial or professional status or reputation

"of equal standing" "a member in good standing"

(... is a kind of prominence ) a focus of public attention

"he enjoyed being in the limelight" "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

(... is a kind of prominence ) the state of being salient

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