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



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