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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of prominere 'to stick out'

prominent

adjective
     
prom‧i‧nent
1 important:
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.
2 something that is in a prominent place is easily seen
prominent place/position
The statue was in a prominent position outside the railway station.
3 something that is prominent is large and sticks out:
a prominent nose
prominently adverb:
Her photo was prominently displayed on his desk.

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