Prominence Definition

prŏmə-nəns
noun
The state or quality of being prominent.
Webster's New World
Something that is prominent or that sticks out, as a hill.
Webster's New World
A small projection or protuberance.
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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.
Webster's New World
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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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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Other Word Forms of Prominence

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Singular:
prominence
Plural:
prominences

Origin of Prominence

  • Latin prominentia.

    From Wiktionary

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