Prominence meaning

prŏmə-nəns
The state or quality of being prominent.
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A tonguelike cloud of luminous gas rising from the sun's surface, visible as part of the corona during a total solar eclipse.
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A small projection or protuberance.
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Prominence is the state of being important, being famous or being obvious.

When an artist becomes famous and well-known, this is an example of prominence.

When a mountain is higher than the mountains around it, this is an example of prominence.

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Something that is prominent or that sticks out, as a hill.
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Any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from the chromosphere into the much hotter corona: best seen at the edge of the sun, as during an eclipse.
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An eruption of tonguelike clouds of glowing ionized gas extending from the Sun's chromosphere and sometimes reaching hundreds of thousands of kilometers into space. When viewed against the solar surface instead of along the edges of its disk, prominences appear as dark, sinuous lines known as filaments . Usually associated with sunspot activity, solar prominences can influence Earth's atmosphere by interfering with electromagnetic activity. &diamf3; Active prominences erupt suddenly and usually disappear within minutes or hours. Quiescent prominences form more smoothly and can last for several months.
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The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.
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A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form.
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(topography) Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains.
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The quality or condition of being prominent.
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Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings.
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A small projection or protuberance.
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Origin of prominence

  • Latin prominentia.

    From Wiktionary