adjective /ˈprɑːmɪnənt/
  1. important or well known
    • a prominent politician
    • He played a prominent part in the campaign.
    • She was prominent in the fashion industry.
    • Last month a group of prominent citizens of the town formed themselves into a committee to deal with the issue.
  2. easily seen SYNONYM noticeable
    • The church tower was a prominent feature in the landscape.
    • The story was given a prominent position on the front page.
  3. sticking out from something
    • a prominent nose
    • prominent cheekbones
Origin: late Middle English (in the sense ‘projecting’): from Latin prominent- ‘jutting out’, from the verb prominere. Compare with eminent.

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