ETYM Latin prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.) to jut, project: cf. French prominent. Related to Imminent, Eminent.
1. Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous.
2. Eminent; distinguished above others.
3. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief.