• WordNet 3.6
    • n prominence relative importance
    • n prominence something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings "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"
    • n prominence the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prominence That which is prominent; a protuberance.
    • Prominence The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prominence The property of being prominent; a standing or jutting out from the surface of something; also, that which juts out; protuberance: as, the prominence of a joint; the prominence of a rock or cliff; the prominences of the face.
    • n prominence The state of being conspicuous; conspicuousness; distinction; notoriety.
    • n prominence See the adjectives.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Prominence state or quality of being prominent: conspicuousness: distinction
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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.


In literature:

Within a short time he came to occupy a prominent position in the court.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Success and prominence in the community came not as a birthright, but as the result of demonstrated fitness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
In the 45 who graduated below Schofield were many names afterwards to become very prominent in history.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
Give the two prominent features of period five.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
In other prominent commercial centres of Hellas and of the Greek colonies hetairism also flourished.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
In the midst of these difficulties I went to Red Wing one day to consult a prominent lawyer in regard to some business matters.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
The prominence of the parents in the negotiations is characteristic.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Joseph Cowen, a prominent citizen and mine-owner of Newcastle-on-Tyne, was born in 1831, and was educated at Edinburgh University.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
He had friendly relations with the diplomats who were prominent in the society of the capital.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
A woman who played a prominent part in society during the Regency, but who had no salon in the proper sense of that word, was Mme.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)

In poetry:

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:

BALTIMORE — Former Maryland lawmaker Clarence Mitchell III, a civil rights leader and a member of one of the state's most prominent political families, has died.
One of America's most prominent female directors, Martha Coolidge began her career making documentaries in the early 1970s and then moved into feature films as a protegee of Francis Ford Coppola.
Connecticut Man Prominent In Creating Appalachian Trail.
Racing was getting really, really prominent in the United States, the biggest such cresting since the short-lived speedway boom of the late Sixties.
Tibor de Nagy, a courtly Hungarian whose Manhattan art gallery introduced some of the most prominent American artists of the 1950's, died on Saturday at Roosevelt Hospital.
I thought it deserved more prominence.
While 'The Expendables' arguably featured the greatest collection of movie action heroes ever assembled, there were still a couple pretty prominent celluloid ass-kickers who weren't in the cast.
Benny Cunningham excels in multiple special teams roles, figures prominently in offense this fall More.
Having been a significant figure in Oklahoma State's rise to national football prominence, 11-year Cowboy assistant Joe DeForest says he submitted his resignation to head coach Mike Gundy on Wednesday.
Attorneys dueled Tuesday over the key witness in a competency hearing to decide whether once-prominent child psychiatrist William Ayres will be tried again on molestation charges.
The solar prominence as seen on Monday morning happens to resemble one of the longest dinosaurs to ever walk Earth's surface.
Norm Coleman most popular prominent MN GOPer.
It has its own journal, the New Humanist , and its own sages, the most prominent of whom is Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene and vice-president of the British Humanist Association.
He only weighed whether the Galaxy Tab 7.7 infringed , since that tablet has the least visual prominent detailing.
Several prominent universities have banned gifts from pharma companies, including everything from paid lunches to drug samples, and the trend seems likely to continue.

In science:

It is seen that the small-world behavior is prominent around the parameter value p = 0.01.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
Prominent dynamical natures of spin glasses, i.e., memory effect and reinitialization, are reproduced well in the GREM.
Numerical Study of Aging in the Generalized Random Energy Model
The models obtained this way are called heterotic ; the heterotic string is the most prominent example.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Figure 4 shows the residuals of the (V −I )0–Mg2 relation for galaxies in the field, in the three most prominent clusters, and in other, smaller, groups.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
Here we concentrate on this type of networks with the world-wide Web as a prominent example, in which constantly updated links yield rapidly changing wiring diagram [1,10].
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph