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prominent

adjective uk   /ˈprɒm.ɪ.nənt/ us    /ˈprɑː.mə-/

prominent adjective (FAMOUS)

C1 very well known and important: a prominent Democrat a prominent member of the Saudi royal family The government should be playing a more prominent role in promoting human rights.

prominent adjective (NOTICEABLE)

sticking out from a surface: She has a rather prominent chin/nose. C2 describes something that is in a position in which it is easily seen: New books are displayed in a prominent position on tables at the front of the shop.
prominently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
A photograph of her daughter was prominently displayed (= in a position where it could be seen) on her desk.
(Definition of prominent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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