prominence

Prominence has to do with importance. If a band becomes famous, they've come into prominence.

Prominence is a type of importance: if you put a statue in the middle of a room, you're giving it a place of prominence. In movies, music, and sports, the most successful people have great prominence — they're prominent or famous. Anything that juts out or sticks out has prominence. Whether prominence comes from being widely known or just being hard to miss, you can't really ignore anything or anybody that has achieved prominence.

Definitions of prominence
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n the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

Antonyms:
obscurity
an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
Types:
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glare, limelight, public eye, spotlight
a focus of public attention
salience, saliency, strikingness
the state of being salient
conspicuousness
the state of being conspicuous
profile, visibility
degree of exposure to public notice
Type of:
standing
social or financial or professional status or reputation

n relative importance

Type of:
importance
the quality of being important and worthy of note

n something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

“he stood on the rocky prominence
Synonyms:
bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
Types:
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frontal eminence
either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance
prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly
a part that bulges deeply
caput
a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
mogul
a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble
a small lump or protuberance
snag
a sharp protuberance
wart
any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
Type of:
projection
any solid convex shape that juts out from something

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