Pronunciation: (prom'u-nunt), [key]
1. standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable: Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
2. standing out beyond the adjacent surface or line; projecting.
3. leading, important, or well-known: a prominent citizen.
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