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Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːmənəns; ˈprɒmɪnəns/

Translation of prominence in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (conspicuousness) prominencia (feminine) they are printed in bold type to give them prominence están en negrita para que destaquen
    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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (eminence, importance) importancia (feminine), prominencia (feminine) to come to prominence adquirir* importancia to have prominence tener* importancia to give prominence to sth hacer* resaltar algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 countable/numerable (small hill) [formal] loma (feminine), prominencia (feminine)
    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.

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