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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prom·i·nence Prom·i·nen·cy n.
 1. The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.
 2. That which is prominent; a protuberance.
 Solar prominences. Astron. See Solar Protuberances, under Protuberance.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·tu·ber·ance n.  That which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumor on the body; a prominence; a bunch or knob; an elevation.
 Solar protuberances Astron., certain rose-colored masses on the limb of the sun which are seen to extend beyond the edge of the moon at the time of a solar eclipse. They may be discovered with the spectroscope on any clear day. Called also solar prominences. See Illust. in Append.
 Syn: -- Projection, Protuberance. protuberance differs from projection, being applied to parts that rise from the surface with a gradual ascent or small angle; whereas a projection may be at a right angle with the surface.