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Noun
/ˈprämənəns/,
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prominences, plural;
  1. The state of being important or famous
    • - she came to prominence as an artist in the 1960s
    • - the commission gave the case a prominence which it might otherwise have escaped
  2. The fact or condition of standing out from something by physically projecting or being particularly noticeable
    • - radiographs showed enlargement of the right heart with prominence of the pulmonary outflow tract
  3. A thing that projects from something, esp. a projecting feature of the landscape or a protuberance on a part of the body
    • - the rocky prominence resembled a snow-capped mountain
  4. A stream of incandescent gas projecting above the sun's chromosphere


  1. the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
  2. relative importance
  3. bulge: 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"
  4. (prominent) outstanding: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "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 ...
  5. (prominent) big: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
  6. In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height, shoulder drop (in North America), or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ...
  7. Prominence may refer to: * Solar prominence, a phenomenon occurring on the Sun *Topographic prominence, a categorization of hills or mountains * Maxillary prominence, a facial bone *Prominence (phonetics) in linguistic expressions
  8. In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence. The term is also used for similar patterns of phonetic prominence inside syllables. The word accent is sometimes also used with this sense.
  9. (prominent) Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant; Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; Eminent; distinguished above others
  10. (Prominences) Cool clouds of hydrogen gas above the sun's photosphere in the corona; they are shaped by the local magnetic fields of active regions.
  11. (Prominences) Filaments seen on the limb of the sun.
  12. (prominences) Appear as small, bright, reddish, cloud and flame-like structures in the solar chromosphere and inner corona during totality. (Actual size can be many Earth diameters! ...
  13. (prominent) Standing out from the surface, clearly visible and touchable, as are veins and other surface features.
  14. (Prominent) Obvious, protruding noticeably.
  15. (Prominent) people of New Brunswick . . . , comp. C. H. McLean ([Saint John], 1937).
  16. (prominent) easily seen because of a difference in colour or raised above the surrounding surface.
  17. unusually full. Prominent scalp veins may be a sign of hydrocephalus in infants.
  18. Prominence is the ratio of the position of one keyword or keyword phrase to the positions of the other keywords in an XHTML section of the page. For example in the text enclosed by the BODY tag is one of sections of the page we measure keyword prominence in. ...
  19. Loop or sheet of glowing gas ejected from an active region on the solar surface, which then moves through the inner parts of the corona under the influence of the Sun's magnetic field.
  20. An explosion of hot gas that erupts from the Sun's surface. Solar prominences are usually associated with sunspot activity and can cause interference with communications on Earth due to their electromagnetic effects on the atmosphere.
  21. A term identifying cloud-like features in the solar atmosphere. The features appear as bright structures in the corona above the solar limb and as dark filaments when seen projected against the solar disk. ...
  22. [Latin: "forward projection"] 1. The quality of rising above or projecting beyond one's neighbors. 2. A peak or outcrop. 3. A measure of how far a peak rises above its neighbors: the minimum vertical distance one must descend in order to travel (on the ground) from a peak to any higher peak.
  23. (PROM-i-nence) — An eruption of hot gases about the photosphere of the Sun. Prominences are most easily visible close to the limb of the Sun, but some are also visible as bright streamers on the photosphere.
  24. information about events/situations involving well-known personalities or institutions.
  25. A cloud, or plume, of hot, luminous gas in the Sun's corona. It appears bright when seen against the cool blackness of space. When they are in silhouette against the disc they are known as filaments. They are mainly composed of hydrogen, helium and calcium