- 1The state of being important, famous, or noticeable: she came to prominence as an artist in the 1960s [in singular]: the commission gave the case a prominence which it might otherwise have escapedMore example sentences
fame, celebrity, eminence, pre-eminence, importance, distinction, greatness, note, notability, prestige, stature, standing, position, rank, renown, repute, illustriousness, acclaim, influence, account, consequence, visibility
- Eleanor came to prominence during the 1990s with some highly acclaimed recordings.
- However, he never came to prominence for developing his own positions on current political questions.
- The town came to prominence as the capital of the Seljuk Sultans in 1076 when the Seljuks took control of Anatolia, though the area's roots go back much further.
- 2The fact or state of projecting from something: radiographs showed enlargement of the right heart with prominence of the pulmonary outflow tractMore example sentences
- As the PDA opens, the CXR shows a slight increase in heart size and prominence of central pulmonary vessels which can progress.
- Heart size and pulmonart vascular prominence depend on the size of shunt.
- The prominence of the primary rods is a function of the thinner shell wall and may be due to an ecological factor, as mentioned above.
- 2.1 [count noun] A thing that projects from something, such as a projecting feature of the landscape or a protuberance on a part of the body: the steep, rocky prominence resembled a snow-capped mountainMore example sentences
- The tensor palatini muscle joins this muscular sling as it sweeps around the hamulus, a bony prominence of the lateral palate.
- The greater deformations possible with this technology enable the transfer of pressure to adjacent body areas and other bony prominences.
- The side rails are lowered, and the safety strap is checked to ensure it is securely in place across the patient's thighs, avoiding bony prominences.
- 2.2 [count noun] Astronomy A stream of incandescent gas projecting above the sun’s chromosphere.More example sentences
- The clouds will just impede your direct view and the light of corona, chromosphere, and prominences may trickle through.
- To the naked eye the prominences jutting above the solar surface often appear more noticeable than they are in a photograph.
- Similarly, giant prominences can be seen for longer, jutting up above the solar surface.
late 16th century (denoting something that juts out): from obsolete French, from Latin prominentia 'jutting out', from the verb prominere (see prominent).