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English definition of “prominence”

prominence

noun [U]     /ˈprɒm.ɪ.nəns/ US  /ˈprɑː.mə-/
the state of being easily seen or well known : Most of the papers give prominence to (= put in a noticeable position ) the same story this morning . It's the first time that a lawyer of such prominence (= fame and importance ) has been given the freedom to air his views on TV. Elton was one of the comedians who came to/ rose to/ gained prominence in the 1980s.VisibleApparent and obvious
(Definition of prominence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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