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English adjective: salient

1. salient having a quality that thrusts itself into attention


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsoutstanding, prominent, spectacular, striking


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible

2. salient (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees


Antonymsre-entrant, reentrant

3. salient represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)


Similarinclined


Domain categoryheraldry


Antonymshorizontal, vertical, perpendicular


English noun: salient

1. salient (location) (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy


Broader (hypernym)projection


Part meronymline of battle


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine









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