1. being at the forefront of something, significant or important






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prominent member/field/colour, rise to prominence

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The adjective prominent is used to describe something or someone well known, important or famous. "He is a prominent member of our community everybody knows his name." Something prominent can also be projecting outward from something else, jutting out or protruding. "A prominent raised scar started over his eye and stopped near his chin." Something prominent is also obvious or noticeable, "The bridge is the most prominent landmark in the town so I'll give you directions from there."

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  1. Medicine is a prominent field of study for high-achieving young people.
  2. IT and the Technology Sector in general is a prominent field of industry for outgoing graduates.

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  1. The new product range was released in such a prominent colour that it got the attention of millions of potential consumers.
  2. Our CEO is a prominent individual in the industry. In fact, he rose to prominence following his invention of our flagship product.

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