The definition of prominent is something that is very noticeable or sticks out.(adjective)
An example of prominent is the tattoo someone has on their face.
Prominent is defined as someone who is known by many people.(adjective)
An example of prominent is a famous or well-known writer.
See prominent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L prominens, prp. of prominere, to project < pro-, pro- + minere, to project < minae, projections, threats: see menace
See prominent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin prōminēns, prōminent-
Origin: , present participle of prōminēre, to jut out
Origin: : prō-, forth; see pro-1
Origin: + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
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