solar prominence

solar prominence
solar prominence
PROMINENCE (sense 3)

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  • prominence — /prom euh neuhns/, n. 1. Also, prominency. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness. 2. something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance: a prominence high over a ravine. 3. Also called solar prominence. Astron. an eruption of a… …   Universalium

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