Meaning of prominence

prom•i•nence

Pronunciation: (prom'u-nuns), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness.
  2. something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance: a prominence high over a ravine.
  3. Also calledan eruption of a flamelike tongue of relatively cool, high-density gas from the solar chromosphere into the corona where it can be seen during a solar eclipse or by observing strong spectral lines in its emission spectrum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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