Dictionary Results for salient


1. salient - noun

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

Hypernym(s): projection




2. salient - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): outstanding, prominent, spectacular, striking




3. salient - adjective

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

Antonym(s): re-entrant




4. salient - adjective

· represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)





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