Definition of prominent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmɪnənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmɪnənt//
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  1. 1important or well known a prominent politician He played a prominent part in the campaign. She was prominent in the fashion industry.
  2. 2easily seen synonym noticeable The church tower was a prominent feature in the landscape. The story was given a prominent position on the front page.
  3. 3sticking out from something a prominent nose prominent cheekbones
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘projecting’): from Latin prominent- ‘jutting out’, from the verb prominere. Compare with eminent.Extra examples prominent in the trade unions A number of prominent politicians made public statements supporting the change. In October of that year a group of prominent citizens of the town formed themselves into a committee to deal with the issue.
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