Definitions for salienceˈseɪ li əns, ˈseɪl yəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sa•li•enceˈseɪ li əns, ˈseɪl yəns(n.)
the quality of being salient.
a salient or projecting feature.
Origin of salience:
salience, saliency, strikingness(noun)
the state of being salient
The condition of being salient.
A highlight; perceptual prominence, or likelihood of being noticed.
Relative importance based on context.
the quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting
the quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion
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.
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