prominency

[ prom-uh-nuhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF prominency
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WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "projection," from obsolete French prominence (16c.), from Latin prominentia "a jutting out" (see prominent). Meaning "distinction, conspicuousness" is attested by 1827. As a type of solar phenomenon, from 1862.

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