Prominency

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prominency That which is prominent; a protuberance.
    • Prominency The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prominency Same as prominence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Prominency state or quality of being prominent: conspicuousness: distinction
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. prominentia,: cf. F. prominence,. See Prominent.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. prominēre, to jut forth—pro, forth, minēre, to jut.

Usage

In literature:

Conditions most distasteful to negroes were exaggerated and given first prominence.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
This Dr. Hartmann is a physician of great prominence.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
Both were prominent in the College Suffrage League in that State.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
The teaching of girls has been a prominent feature of the work in that city.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
The irritation is even more noticeable, and purgation is likely to be a more prominent symptom.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
He could express himself with vivacity, and several quite prominent politicians sought the aid of his pen.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
In primitive society religion occupied a prominent place.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Eduardo Baselge and Danian Castillo, both prominent Porto Ricans, were active leaders in the incipient insurrection.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
A number of prominent ladies and gentlemen occupied seats upon the platform.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
He excels in sharp etchings which bring the outline of a character into bold prominence.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
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In poetry:

Lack-a-day!
And as I had been prominent,
All scowl'd upon me as I went,
I found not one content.
"Vanitas! Vanitatum Vanitas!" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But a very prominent young man,
Both for love and his heart's command
Was out that night to see his girl,
When the Miss Snow Flake gave her twirl.
"Miss Snow Flake and the Lovers" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Yet, 't was for love of her I lent
My soul to crime ... I question me
Often, if less entirely
I'd loved her, then, in that event,
She had been justified to see
The deed alone stand prominent.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Fashion shoppers spend hours traipsing up and down the 7000 and 8000 blocks of West Third Street, what with its prominent boutiques such as Satine, Trina Turk and new shop Beckley, which recently moved onto 8128 W Third St.
A prominent tennis umpire, accused of killing her husband with a coffee cup, appeared in court Friday, where her arraignment and bond hearing were continued to next Wednesday.
In testimony before Congress, prominent space heroes Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan both said they were worried that commercializing space could lead to safety issues, according to Daily Tech.
Called the "Paul Revere of ecology," Barry Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America's most prominent modern environmentalist.
The New Prominence of Comparative Drug Trials.
Social networking and technology are becoming more prominent every day, and are steadily expanding into nearly every part of our lives.
Harris taking over Women's Fund of Miami-Dade as issues of consequence to women, girls rise to prominence.
During a three hour meeting in London on Thursday night, a group of prominent British recording artists voted overwhelmingly to support a plan to warn.
A Hamilton County judge agreed to delay a court hearing scheduled for Monday morning involving prominent Fishers money manager Keenan Hauke, who is being investigated for financial irregularities involving a hedge fund he operates.
SANTA ROSA, Calif (AP) — Wine giant Constellation Brands (STZ) says it is selling seven wine properties, including three prominent Sonoma County wineries, for $209 million.
Many prominent thinkers work in the offices of Prince­ton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
While federal investigators say solving the hijacking is a low priority because present-day criminals pose a greater threat, the case holds a prominent place in American folklore: here's a guy who pulled an incredible heist and got away.
Greg Hind was a prominent San Luis Obispo businessman, philanthropist and innovator of sports apparel.
Prominent Horseman Cashman Dies at Age 72.
Sculpture especially has to stand up to the prominent birch, stained mahogany and weathered oak trim.
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In science:

Analytic gluing techniques have played a prominent role in many areas of differential geometry over the past twenty years.
Gluing Initial Data Sets for General Relativity
We can trace this prominent blue-shifted emission feature in the two dimensional image over ≈ 3′′ in the ejecta and directly across arc 1 in aperture 7.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Due to the prominent role played by r, we work in Riemannian normal coordinates.
Absence of super-exponentially decaying eigenfunctions on Riemannian manifolds with pinched negative curvature
Gaussian Ensembles of random Hermitian or real symmetric matrices always played a prominent role in the development and applications of Random Matrix Theory.
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
The X-ray prominence of our sample sources is evidently the result of our primary X-ray selection.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
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