Definition of "prominence" []

  • The quality or condition of being prominent. (noun)
  • Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings. (noun)
  • Anatomy A small projection or protuberance. (noun)
  • Astronomy A tonguelike cloud of flaming gas rising from the sun's surface, visible as part of the corona during a total solar eclipse. (noun)
  • The state or quality of being prominent (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something that is prominent, such as a protuberance (noun)
  • Relative importance or consequence (noun)
  • An eruption of incandescent gas from the sun's surface that can reach an altitude of several hundred thousand kilometres. Prominences are visible during a total eclipse. When viewed in front of the brighter solar disc, they are called filaments (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "prominence" in a sentence
  • "At the end of the term prominence brought its reward: Missy failed in"
  • "Living proof that RNC prominence is fading and the ovine followers are dwindling in number since savvy people are beginning to see the light instead of being allowed to be smitten by blind fanaticism."
  • "Kennedy forever, and John Kerry for a heck of a long time, and the power of incumbency, together with few opportunities for local Republicans to gain prominence, has made Dems look stronger than they really were."