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Definitions for salient
ˈseɪ li ənt, ˈseɪl yəntsalient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salient(adj)

    (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

  2. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking(adj)

    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"

  3. salient(adj)

    (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees

  4. salient(ip)(adj)

    represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

Wiktionary

  1. salient(Noun)

    an outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense

  2. salient(Adjective)

    Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant.

    The article is not exhaustive, but it covers the salient points pretty well.

  3. salient(Adjective)

    Prominent.

  4. salient(Adjective)

    Depicted in a leaping posture.

  5. salient(Adjective)

    Projecting outwards, pointing outwards.

  6. Origin: The heraldic sense "leaping" and the sense "projecting outward" are from saliens, from salio. The senses "prominent" and "pertinent" are relatively recently from the phrase "salient point", which is from the punctum saliens, a translation of Aristotle's term for the embryonal heart visible in (opened) eggs, which he thought seemed to move already. Compare the German calque der springende Punkt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salient(verb)

    moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping

  2. Salient(verb)

    shooting out or up; springing; projecting

  3. Salient(verb)

    hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable

  4. Salient(verb)

    projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion

  5. Salient(verb)

    represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient

  6. Salient(adj)

    a salient angle or part; a projection

  7. Origin: [L. saliens, -entis, p. pr. of salire to leap; cf. F. saillant. See Sally, n. & v. i..]

Freebase

  1. Salient

    Salient is the weekly students' magazine of the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Salient was established in 1938 and originally published in newspaper format, but has lately become a magazine. Salient's style and editorial position can change from year to year due to changes in editors. However, the magazine has generally taken a left-wing stance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salient

    sā′li-ent, adj. leaping or springing: (fort.) projecting outwards, as an angle: prominent: striking: (geom.) denoting any angle less than two right angles: (her.) of a beast of prey nearly rampant.—n. Sā′lience, the quality or condition of being salient: projection: (Spens.) a leaping, assaulting, onslaught.—adv. Sā′liently. [Fr.,—L. saliens, -entis, pr.p. of salīre, to leap.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. salient

    In heraldry, an attitude of a lion or other beast, differing but slightly from rampant. He is supposed to be in the act of springing on his prey, and both paws are elevated. Two animals counter-salient are represented as leaping in opposite directions.

Anagrams for salient »

  1. elastin, entails, Latines, nail set, saltine, staniel

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salient in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of salient in a Sentence

  1. Rick Hasen:

    He could nominate a more liberal candidate who would have no real chance of getting through a Republican Senate - in which case this would become a salient political issue in 2016.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P) -I HAVE A MOST SALIENT MESSAGE TO ALL THOSE IN -THE JAMAICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS. THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THEIR MIDST AS INFILTRATES WHOM THEY ARE TRUSTING WITH THEIR IDEAS ON REGGAE. MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE FROM FOREIGN LANDS WHO SEEK WITH ONE DIRE INTENT. THOSE IN THE U.W.I AND OTHER PLACES HAVE BECOME -NESTING GROUNDS FOR THESE MOLES.BEWARE, THE DECEIT!!! I SAY THIS- WITHOUT PREJUDICE. I WILL NOT DISCLOSE MY SOURCES AND METHODS.

  3. Sebastian Coe:

    The largest challenge we face is to maintain our sport at the top of the sporting pyramid and to remain exciting and salient for young people.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We have no idea who is coming into our country, no idea if they like us or hate us, i wrote something today that is very salient … and probably not very politically correct. But I don’t care.

  5. Mark Steyn:

    The salient feature of America in the Age of Obama is a failed government class institutionally committed to living beyond its means, and a citizenry too many of whom are content to string along.

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