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Definition 1: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where protuberance 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 protuberance in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

"the belly of a sail"

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

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

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

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

Definition 2: the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the protuberance of his belly

(protuberance is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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