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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prom·i·nent /-nənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 prom·i·nent /ˈprɑm(ə)nənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prom·i·nent a.
 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.
 2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.
 3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.
 Prominent' moth Zool., any moth of the family Notodontidæ; a notodontian; -- so called because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the species are injurious to fruit trees.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an
             outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned
             by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to
             their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most
             prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a
             spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about
             Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center";
             "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
             [syn: outstanding, salient, spectacular, striking]
      2: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the
         movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in
         financial circles"; "a prominent citizen" [syn: big, large]