[ UK /sˈe‍ɪli‍ənt/ ]
[ US /ˈseɪɫiənt, ˈseɪɫjənt/ ]
  1. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
  2. represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
  3. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    a striking resemblance between parent and child
    salient traits
    a spectacular rise in prices
    an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
  1. (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
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How To Use salient In A Sentence

  • The salient feature of the battery-powered boat was that it had all scrap materials.
  • In this study the authors propose that norms of fairness are salient to top decision makers and show that over- or underpayment of the CEO cascades down to lower organizational levels.
  • And even though some of the references to prototyping tools may seem dated (Hypercard anyone?), the issues remain salient and clear for anyone using prototypes as a means to communicate with and through. The Prototype...
  • A few representatives of the dealer as well as the official financier are present at the makeshift counters to explain the salient features of the product and loan offers.
  • Like coin tosses, there may be no salient causation to be discerned in the outcomes.
  • But it is no longer the salient quality of the story, which is full of doubt and grief. Times, Sunday Times
  • Like Calder, he tried to memorize salient landmarks as they wound upward through the mountains. THE ENDLESS GAME
  • 'Phiz' for Martin Chuzzlewit this frontispiece, which is an epitome of the salient characters and scenes in the novel, was sold for L35. Charles Dickens and Music
  • In fact, this oiliness, or greasiness, as I was later to learn, was probably the most salient expression of his personality. Chapter 2
  • These task parameters may have contributed further to any inherent vulnerability to salient visual and auditory distractors.
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