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adjective prominent pronunciation in British English /ˈprɒmɪnənt/
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  1. 1
    important and well known
    The order was given by a prominent member of the government.
    She is likely to play a prominent part in the presidential campaign.
    prominent in: Vincente’s family was prominent in the wine trade.
  2. 2
    easy to see or notice
    The rugged red ridges are a prominent feature of the landscape.
    Place these items in a prominent position in your window display.
  3. 3
    sticking out
    prominent cheekbones

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Records of attendance are prominently displayed in the classroom.
The issue of trade will figure prominently at the talks.


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