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PROM'INENT, adjective [Latin prominens.] Standing out beyond the line or surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as a prominent figure on a vase.

1. Full; large; as a prominent eye.

2. Eminent; distinguished above others; as a prominent character.

3. Principal; most visible or striking to the eye; conspicuous. The figure of a man or of a building holds a prominent place in a picture.