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"prominent" in British English

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prominentadjective

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 ​royalfamily The ​government should be ​playing a more prominent ​role in ​promotinghumanrights.

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prominently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prominent" in American English

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prominentadjective

 us   /ˈprɑm·ə·nənt/
very ​noticeable, ​important, or ​famous: She ​plays a prominent ​role in the ​organization. If something is prominent, it ​sticks out from a ​surface or can be ​seeneasily: She has a prominent ​chin/​nose.
prominence
noun [U]  us   /ˈprɑm·ə·nəns/
Despite his prominence, he was never ​able to make a ​living.
prominently
adverb  us   /ˈprɑm·ə·nənt·li/
prominently ​displayedpictures
(Definition of prominent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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