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Prominent meaning

prominent - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.
  2. 2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.
  3. 3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.
  4. 4. Projecting; conspicuous.

prominent - examples of usage

  1. Among the visitors to our mess tent I recall several who have since played prominent parts on the world- stage. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Upon the bench, from the long standing of his family, he occupied a prominent position. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Thus the name not only suggests the cause of the disease, but also indicates the location of the earliest and most prominent symptoms. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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