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salient - Dictionary definition and meaning for word salient

(noun) (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
(adj) having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
(adj) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for salient

SAL(year)IENT(ant or end)... in B.Tech good grades at the END of final YEAR are VERY IMPORTANT
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by lebshah

SALIENT and PROMINENT are rhyming words with the same meaning. Both words are used to describe the most noticeable (important) factors in a description of something.
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by pushpa_edit

sounds like SILENT......instead of chattering, being silent is always noticeable
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by nileshdive

It evokes the word "sail" and sails are the most salient feature of any boat
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by Afghan

Saline is very important in case of diarrhea.
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by shadip

that is not silent..
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by shivani shukla

salient pole machine means prominent machine
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