American English

Definition of prominent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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
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adverb The photos were prominently displayed on her desk. Problems of family relationships feature prominently in her novels.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: prominent