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3 definitions found
 for prominence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prominence \Prom"i*nence\, Prominency \Prom"i*nen*cy\, n. [L.
     prominentia: cf. F. prominence. See Prominent. ]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out
        from something; conspicuousness.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which is prominent; a protuberance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Solar prominences. (Astron.) See Solar Protuberances,
        under Protuberance.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prominence
      n 1: the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent [ant:
           obscurity]
      2: relative importance
      3: 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" [syn: bulge,
         bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness,
         jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion,
         extrusion, excrescence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "prominence":
     account, altitude, arete, arrantness, atmospheric visibility,
     authority, bas-relief, bellying, blatancy, boldness, bulge,
     bulging, ceiling, ceiling unlimited, celebrity, clarity, clearness,
     consequence, conspicuity, conspicuousness, crag, crystal-clearness,
     definiteness, definition, dignity, distinction, distinctness,
     elevation, embossment, eminence, esteem, evidence, evidentness,
     exaltation, excellence, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, fame,
     flagrance, flagrancy, gibbosity, gibbousness, glory, grandeur,
     greatness, growth, hauteur, headland, height, heighth, heroism,
     high mightiness, high relief, high visibility, highness, hill,
     hillock, honor, hummock, illustriousness, importance, influence,
     influentialness, kudos, loftiness, low relief, low visibility,
     magnanimity, majesty, manifestness, mark, memorability, moment,
     mount, name, nobility, notability, note, noteworthiness,
     noticeability, notoriety, notoriousness, obtrusiveness,
     obviousness, ostentation, outcrop, outcropping, outgrowth,
     outstandingness, patentness, peak, percipi, perpendicular distance,
     pinnacle, plainness, point, position, precedence, preeminence,
     pressure, prestige, priority, projection, promontory,
     pronouncedness, protrusion, protuberance, protuberancy, rank,
     relief, remarkableness, renown, reputation, repute, ridge, rise,
     salience, saliency, salient, seeing, seniority, significance,
     spine, spur, standing, stature, strikingness, strong relief,
     sublimity, supereminence, swelling, tallness, toploftiness, tor,
     tuberosity, tuberousness, tumefaction, tumescence,
     visibility unlimited, visibility zero, weight, weightiness
  
  

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