Meaning of prominence
Pronunciation: (prom'u-nuns), [key]
- the state of being prominent; conspicuousness.
- something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance: a prominence high over a ravine.
- 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.
- prominence (Thesaurus)