Definition of SALIENT

noun : SALIENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy ;

Adjective : SALIENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees ;

  • 3. (

    ) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward) ;

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