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sa·li·ent

 (sā′lē-ənt, sāl′yənt)
adj.
1. Noteworthy; important: the salient points of the argument.
2. Prominent; conspicuous. See Synonyms at noticeable.
3. Projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface; protruding: the salient angles of the polygon.
4. Springing; jumping: salient tree toads.
n.
1. A military position that projects into the position of the enemy.
2. A projecting angle or part.

[Latin saliēns, salient-, present participle of salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

sa′li·ent·ly adv.

salient

(ˈseɪlɪənt)
adj
1. prominent, conspicuous, or striking: a salient feature.
2. (Fortifications) (esp in fortifications) projecting outwards at an angle of less than 180°. Compare re-entrant1
3. (Mathematics) geometry (of an angle) pointing outwards from a polygon and hence less than 180°. Compare re-entrant2
4. (Zoology) (esp of animals) leaping
n
5. (Military) military a projection of the forward line into enemy-held territory
6. (Mathematics) a salient angle
[C16: from Latin salīre to leap]
ˈsalience, ˈsaliency n
ˈsaliently adv

sa•li•ent

(ˈseɪ li ənt, ˈseɪl yənt)

adj.
1. prominent or conspicuous: salient features.
2. projecting or pointing outward.
3. leaping or jumping: a salient animal.
n.
4. a salient angle or part; an outward projection.
[1555–65; < Latin salient-, s. of saliēns, present participle of salīre to spring, jump; see -ent]
sa′li•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salient - (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemysalient - (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
line of battle - a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
Adj.1.salient - 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"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
2.salient - (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
reentrant, re-entrant - (of angles) pointing inward; "a polygon with re-entrant angles"
3.salient - represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"

salient

salient

adjective
Readily attracting notice:
Idiom: sticking out like a sore thumb.
Translations
بارِز، مَلْحوظ، رئيسي
význačný
vigtig
megin-, höfuî-; mest áberandi
būtisksievērojamssvarīgs
význačný
dikkat çekengöze çarpan

salient

[ˈseɪlɪənt]
A. ADJ
1. [angle] → saliente
2. (fig) → sobresaliente
the most salient featureel aspecto más notable
salient pointspuntos mpl principales
B. Nsaliente m

salient

[ˈseɪliənt] adj
(= important) [point, comment] → important(e)
[noticeable] [feature] → saillant(e)

salient

adj (lit)hervorstehend; (fig)hervorstechend; the salient points of his argumentdie Hauptpunkte plseiner Argumentation

salient

[ˈseɪlɪənt] adj (frm) → saliente

salient

(ˈseiliənt) adjective
main; chief; most noticeable. What were the salient points of his speech?

sa·lient

a. saliente, pronunciado-a.
References in classic literature ?
I cannot believe that you are ignorant of the salient points concerning Duson's death.
This salient spur of the lofty elevations that encompassed the bay rose with a sharp angle from the valleys at its base, and presented, with the exception of a few steep acclivities, the appearance of a vast inclined plane, sweeping down towards the sea from the heights in the distance.
At the salient of that second angle was a large flat rock, jutting out northward, overlooking the deep valley from which the road ascended.
WE will not follow all the steps of the Admiral's return and installation, but hurry forward towards the catastrophe, merely chronicling by the way a few salient incidents, wherein we must rely entirely upon the evidence of Richard, for Esther to this day has never opened her mouth upon this trying passage of her life, and as for the Admiral - well, that naval officer, although still alive, and now more suitably installed in a seaport town where he has a telescope and a flag in his front garden, is incapable of throwing the slightest gleam of light upon the affair.
The last salient point in which the systems of these creatures differed from ours was in what one might have thought a very trivial particular.
One of the salient points of his character was the search for adventures and a love of romance.
I watched her as keenly as she watched me; I perceived soon that she was feeling after my real character; she was searching for salient points, and weak; points, and eccentric points; she was applying now this test, now that, hoping in the end to find some chink, some niche, where she could put in her little firm foot and stand upon my neck--mistress of my nature, Do not mistake me, reader, it was no amorous influence she wished to gain--at that time it was only the power of the politician to which she aspired; I was now installed as a professor in her establishment, and she wanted to know where her mind was superior to mine--by what feeling or opinion she could lead me.
Little could be seen of it, owing to this dazzling light, but the salient points; every shadow was strongly marked, and cut with bands of darkness the luminous fields and walls.
To glance at the salient features of this landscape through the picturesque framework of a ragged and ruined stone window--arch of the time of Christ, thus hiding from sight all that is unattractive, is to secure to yourself a pleasure worth climbing the mountain to enjoy.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
Rokoff had partially read it, but Tarzan knew that no one could remember the salient facts and figures it held which made it of real value to an enemy of France.
He looked over the remainder of the team with a speculative eye that summed up instantly the salient traits of each animal.