Definition for PROM'I-NENCE, or PROM'I-NEN-CY

PROM'I-NENCE, or PROM'I-NEN-CY, n. [L. prominentia, from promineo; pro and minor, to menace, that is, to shoot forward.]

  1. A standing out from the surface of something, or that which juts out; protuberance; as, the prominence of a joint; the prominence of a rock or cliff; the prominence of a nose. Small hills and knolls are prominences on the surface of the earth.
  2. Conspicuousness; distinction.

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