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salient

  

      adj  
1    prominent, conspicuous, or striking  
a salient feature     
2    (esp. in fortifications) projecting outwards at an angle of less than 180°  
   Compare       re-entrant       1  
3      (Geometry)   (of an angle) pointing outwards from a polygon and hence less than 180°  
   Compare       re-entrant       2  
4    (esp. of animals) leaping  
      n  
5      (Military)   a projection of the forward line into enemy-held territory  
6    a salient angle  
     (C16: from Latin salire to leap)  
  salience, saliency      n  
  saliently      adv  
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salient

  
  
arresting, conspicuous, important, jutting, marked, noticeable, outstanding, projecting, prominent, pronounced, protruding, remarkable, signal, striking  

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