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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prominent \Prom"i*nent\, a. [L. prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent, Eminent.] [1913 Webster] 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building. [1913 Webster] 3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character. [1913 Webster] Prominent' moth (Zool.), any moth of the family Notodontid[ae]; a notodontian; -- so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees. [1913 Webster]