|Origin:||, present participle of prominere 'to stick out'|
a prominent Russian scientist
play a prominent part/role (in something)
Mandela played a prominent role in the early years of the ANC.
The World Cup will have a prominent place on the agenda.
something that is in a prominent place is easily seen
The statue was in a prominent position outside the railway station.
something that is prominent is large and sticks out:
a prominent nose
Her photo was prominently displayed on his desk.