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adjective prominent pronunciation in British English /ˈprɒmɪnənt/
  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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