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What does "Salient" mean?

Definition

(a.) A salient angle or part; a projection (v. i.) Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable (v. i.) Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping (v. i.) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion (v. i.) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient (v. i.) Shooting out or up; springing; projecting


Synonyms prominent, conspicuous, outstanding, obvious, spectacular, striking


Example: "Salient traits"


Word Family salience, saliences, saliently