Picture for salientSalient is something that stand out , in a very obvious way totally different from others. The most important points in an argument, that are used in the beginning or the end for extra emphasis can be termed salient.Salient, from the Latin verb salire “to leap,” was originally used in English to refer to leaping animals such as a frog or deer and may still be used this way, but is often used in math or geography to mean protruding.

Pronunciation: sey-lee-uhnt, seyl-yuhnt

Meanings of salient

1. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
2. protruding or projecting beyond a line or surface
3. Unable to be true simultaneously(logic)
4. leaping or jumping

Sentence examples for salient:

1. This difference will become more salient with the development of further tools for computer simulation, which has already begun.
2. The media seem to be particularly influential in making some issues more salient than others
3. At the dark and solitary hour, the broken streetlight that had escaped her notice earlier was suddenly salient.

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