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prominent (adj.)

mid-15c., "projecting, jutting out, standing out beyond the line or surface of something," from Latin prominentem (nominative prominens) "prominent," present participle of prominere "jut or stand out, be prominent, overhang," from pro "before, forward" (see pro-) + -minere "project, jut out," which is related to mons "hill" (from PIE root *men- (2) "to project").

Of features, "conspicuous, standing out so as to strike the mind or eye," from 1759; of persons, "notable, leading, eminent, standing out from among the multitude," from 1849. Related: Prominently.

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Definitions of prominent from WordNet

prominent (adj.)
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;
a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
prominent (adj.)
conspicuous in position or importance;
a prominent citizen
Synonyms: big / large
From wordnet.princeton.edu