English

Definition of salient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

salient

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈseɪliənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪliənt//
 
[only before noun]
 
jump to other results
most important or noticeable She pointed out the salient features of the new design. He summarized the salient points. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a heraldic term): from Latin salient- ‘leaping’, from the verb salire.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: salient