What does "Salient" mean?


(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