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PROMINENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prominence mean? 

PROMINENCE (noun)
  The noun PROMINENCE has 3 senses:

1. the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
2. relative importance
3. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

  Familiarity information: PROMINENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMINENCE (noun)


Sense 1prominence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("prominence" is a kind of...):

standing (social or financial or professional status or reputation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prominence"):

glare; limelight; public eye; spotlight (a focus of public attention)

salience; saliency; strikingness (the state of being salient)

Antonym:

obscurity (an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known)


Sense 2prominence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relative importance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("prominence" is a kind of...):

importance (the quality of being important and worthy of note)


Sense 3prominence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

protuberance; protrusion; jut; hump; gibbousness; gibbosity; extrusion; excrescence; bulge; bump; prominence

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("prominence" is a kind of...):

projection (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prominence"):

frontal eminence (either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit)

wart (any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals))

snag (a sharp protuberance)

nub; nubble (a small lump or protuberance)

mogul (a bump on a ski slope)

caput (a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure)

belly (a part that bulges deeply)

occipital protuberance (prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone)


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