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PROMINENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prominent mean? 

PROMINENT (adjective)
  The adjective PROMINENT has 2 senses:

1. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
2. conspicuous in position or importance

  Familiarity information: PROMINENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMINENT (adjective)


Sense 1prominent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

Synonyms:

prominent; salient; outstanding; striking; spectacular

Context examples:

an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom / a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book / salient traits / a spectacular rise in prices / a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center / a striking resemblance between parent and child

Similar:

conspicuous (obvious to the eye or mind)


Sense 2prominent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conspicuous in position or importance

Synonyms:

prominent; big; large

Context examples:

a big figure in the movement / big man on campus / he's very large in financial circles / a prominent citizen

Similar:

conspicuous (obvious to the eye or mind)


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