Definitions for salienceˈseɪ li əns, ˈseɪl yəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salience, saliency, strikingness(noun)

    the state of being salient


  1. salience(Noun)

    The condition of being salient.

  2. salience(Noun)

    A highlight; perceptual prominence, or likelihood of being noticed.

  3. salience(Noun)

    Relative importance based on context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salience(noun)

    the quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting

  2. Salience(noun)

    the quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion

  3. Origin: [See Salient.]


  1. Salience

    Salience is the state or condition of being prominent. The Oxford English Dictionary defines salience as "most noticeable or important." The concept is discussed in communication, semiotics, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and political science. It has been studied with respect to interpersonal communication, persuasion, politics, and its influence on mass media.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jack Kellam:

    (Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford) is NOT an attempt to 'rewrite history', but its opposite - a campaign to bring its uncomfortable truths to salience.

  2. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    We are managing to foil plans by the organizations, the terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to carry out attacks. If it were up to them, there would be suicide bombings and gun attacks here every day, the fact that we are succeeding lends salience to the attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks. We will also prevail over this phenomenon, I say, but this is a process that takes time. Statistically, we see a waning of this.

Translations for salience

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • prominensDanish
  • Hervorspringen, Salienz, perzeptuelle ProminenzGerman
  • برجستگیPersian
  • tärkeys, keskisyys, huomattavuusFinnish
  • saillance, prégnanceFrench
  • centresoIdo
  • gewicht, hoogtepunt, opmerkelijke, karakteristieke, blikvangerDutch
  • salienceSwedish
  • dikkati çekme, göze çarpma, belirginlik, atlamaTurkish

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