salient

Definitions

0 Vote up! adjective. Projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface; protruding.
0 Vote up! adjective. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent. See Synonyms at noticeable.
0 Vote up! adjective. Springing; jumping: salient tree toads.
0 Vote up! noun. A military position that projects into the position of the enemy.
0 Vote up! noun. A projecting angle or part.
0 Vote up! adjective. Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant.
0 Vote up! adjective. Prominent.
0 Vote up! adjective. Depicted in a leaping posture.
0 Vote up! adjective. Projecting outwards, pointing outwards.
0 Vote up! noun. an outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense
0 Vote up! adjective. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
0 Vote up! adjective. Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.
0 Vote up! adjective. Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.
0 Vote up! adjective. Projecting outwardly; ; -- opposed to <contr>reëntering</contr>. See Illust. of Bastion.
0 Vote up! adjective. Represented in a leaping position.
0 Vote up! adjective. A salient angle or part; a projection.
0 Vote up! others. Leaping; bounding; jumping; moving by leaps; specifically, in herpetology, saltatorial; habitually leaping or jumping, as a frog or toad; of or pertaining to the Salientia.
0 Vote up! others. In heraldry, leaping or springing: said of a beast of prey which is represented bendwise on the escutcheon, the hind feet together at the sinister base, and the fore paws raised and usually on a level, though sometimes separate, nearly as when rampant. Also saliant, assailant, effaré.
0 Vote up! others. Shooting up or out; springing up.
0 Vote up! others. Projecting outward; convex: as, a salient angle.
0 Vote up! others. Standing out; conspicuous; prominent; striking.
0 Vote up! others. In geometry, an angle bending toward the interior of a closed figure, as an ordinary angle of a polygon: opposed to reëntrant angle.
0 Vote up! noun. A salient angle or part; a projection.
0 Vote up! adjective. represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
0 Vote up! adjective. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
0 Vote up! adjective. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
0 Vote up! noun. (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

Usage

0 Vote up! _Combatant_: when back to back, they are _Addorsed_: when passant or salient in contrary directions, they are _Counter passant_ or _Counter salient_.
0 Vote up! April 22nd, 2010 11: 54 am ET why any free thinking american would consider ANYTHING dick cheney says as relevant, honest, unbiased, or salient is beyond me. thank god this power mad relic has been sent back to wyoming where his vitriol lands on very few ears ...
0 Vote up! I always wonder how authors manage to build and build and build, all the while carefully revealing certain salient details, and then wrap it all up in the conclusion.
0 Vote up! A politician who revises/revisits his previous stances on important issues to make sure they are still salient is EXACTLY what we need and EXACTLY what we have not had for the past 7+ years.
0 Vote up! And even though some of the references to prototyping tools may seem dated (Hypercard anyone?), the issues remain salient and clear for anyone using prototypes as a means to communicate with and through.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! 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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1 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 9 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " 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" 3 years 10 months ago.