prominence

  • 1 Prominence — Prom i*nence, Prominency Prom i*nen*cy, n. [L. prominentia: cf. F. prominence. See {Prominent}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is… …

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  • 2 prominence — 1590s, from Fr. prominence (16c.), from L. prominentia a jutting out (see PROMINENT (Cf. prominent)) …

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  • 3 prominence — [n1] something that sticks out bulge, bump, cliff, conspicuousness, crag, crest, elevation, eminence, headland, height, high point, jutting, markedness, mound, pinnacle, projection, promontory, protrusion, protuberance, rise, spur, swelling, tor; …

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  • 4 prominence — I noun brilliancy, celebrity, character, clout, consequence, consideration, conspicuousness, cedit, distinction, eminence, emphasis, honor, fame, grandeur, greatness, height, illustriousness, import, importance, influence, majesty, notability,… …

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  • 5 prominence — ► NOUN 1) the state of being prominent. 2) a thing that projects or protrudes …

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  • 6 prominence — [präm′ə nəns] n. [< MFr < L prominentia < prominens: see PROMINENT] 1. the state or quality of being prominent 2. something that is prominent or that sticks out, as a hill 3. Astron. any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from… …

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  • 7 prominence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ growing, increased, increasing ▪ equal ▪ special ▪ a performance which gi …

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  • 8 prominence — prom|i|nence [ˈprɔmınəns US ˈpra: ] n 1.) [U] the fact of being important and well known prominence of ▪ the prominence of pressure groups as political forces come to/rise to/achieve prominence (as sth) ▪ She first came to prominence as an artist …

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  • 9 prominence — n. 1) to acquire, gain prominence 2) to give prominence to (to give prominence to a story) * * * [ prɒmɪnəns] gain prominence to acquire to give prominence to (to give prominence to a story) …

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  • 10 prominence — noun 1 (U) the fact of being important and well known: come to/gain prominence (=become important and well known): Gandhi first came to prominence in South Africa in the 1920s. 2 give sth prominence/give prominence to sth to put something in a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 prominence — [[t]prɒ̱mɪnəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT If someone or something is in a position of prominence, they are well known and important. He came to prominence during the World Cup in Italy... Crime prevention had to be given more prominence …

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  • 12 prominence — noun 1) his rise to prominence Syn: fame, celebrity, eminence, preeminence, importance, distinction, greatness, note, notability, prestige, stature, standing, position, rank 2) the press gave prominence to the reports …

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  • 13 prominence — /prom euh neuhns/, n. 1. Also, prominency. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness. 2. something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance: a prominence high over a ravine. 3. Also called solar prominence. Astron. an eruption of a… …

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  • 14 prominence — prom|i|nence [ pramınəns ] noun uncount the state of being important or well known: This case gave new prominence to the problem of domestic violence. His family rose to prominence in the 1990s …

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  • 15 prominence — noun 1) his rise to prominence Syn: fame, celebrity, eminence, importance, distinction, greatness, prestige, stature, standing 2) the press gave prominence to the reports Syn: wide coverage …

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  • 16 prominence — UK [ˈprɒmɪnəns] / US [ˈprɑmɪnəns] noun [uncountable] the state of being important or well known This case gave new prominence to the problem of domestic violence. His family rose to prominence in the 1990s …

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  • 17 prominence — noun Date: 1598 1. something prominent ; projection < a rocky prominence > 2. the quality, state, or fact of being prominent or conspicuous 3. a mass of gas resembling a cloud that arises from the chromosphere of the sun …

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  • 18 prominence — [ˈprɒmɪnəns] noun [U] the state of being important or well known a young actor who came to prominence last year[/ex] …

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  • 19 prominence — prom•i•nence [[t]ˈprɒm ə nəns[/t]] n. 1) Also, prom′i•nen•cy. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness 2) something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance: a prominence high over a ravine[/ex] 3) astron. an eruption of a flamelike… …

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  • 20 prominence — /ˈprɒmənəns/ (say promuhnuhns) noun 1. Also, prominency. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness. 2. that which is prominent; a projection or protuberance: the prominence of a rock or cliff; the prominences of a face. 3. Astronomy a cloud… …

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