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 (sā′lē-əns, sāl′yəns) also sa·li·en·cy (sā′lē-ən-sē, sāl′yən-)
n. pl. sa·li·en·ces also sa·li·en·cies
1. The quality or condition of being salient.
2. A pronounced feature or part; a highlight.


(ˈseɪ li əns, ˈseɪl yəns)

1. the quality of being salient.
2. a salient or projecting feature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salience - the state of being salient
prominence - the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
conspicuousness - the state of being conspicuous
visibility, profile - degree of exposure to public notice; "that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election"
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No portrait by a great modern master could have presented him with more intensity, thrust him out of his frame with more art, as if there had been "treatment," of the consummate sort, in his every shade and salience.
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Araki, also a top adviser of Iran Supreme leader, indicated the meeting featured high on the necessity to step up Islamic unity in order to close ranks among the Muslims of the world, in addition to the salience of the Palestinian Cause.
Wachman develops a theme of the strategic salience of "imagined geography" as the best explanation for the significant variation over time in the association of Taiwan as part of Chinese sovereign territory in the minds of the leaders, and even the populace, of mainland China.
Not every war shifts the salience of national stakes in the same way.
We have watched News Group and its core businesses, including Media Watch, Salience and Social Eyez, for several years," said Samih Toukan, Chairman of Jabbar Internet Group.
Intriguingly, salience experience alters the activity in the medial globus pallidus of the basal ganglia and the lateral habenula (LHb) as well as in dopamine and serotonin neurons.
One issue that has received considerable attention is that of topic salience, which is defined as the relative importance of the research topic to the study population (Anseel, Lievens, Schollaert, & Choragwicka; 2010; Baruch, 1999; Turner, Jordan, & Sagas, 2006).
The findings of the qualitative case study (incorporating interview and video components) address "the importance of understanding, relationship, community and caring, the salience of race, hope and despair, as well as armed love.
From this perspective, something is displayed as 'centre' when encoded as core of information, to which a high degree of salience is attributed.
New York, Sep 27 ( ANI ): Asserting that nuclear disarmament could be achieved through a step-by-step process, underwritten by a universal commitment and an agreed multilateral framework, which was both global and non-discriminatory, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said there is a need for meaningful dialogue among nuclear-armed countries to build trust and confidence and for reducing the salience of nuclear weapons in international affairs and security doctrines.