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Salient (prominent; of notable significance) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective salient

What does salient mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more salient / most salient

  1. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
  2. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
  3. represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
    • adjective position: immediately postnominal adjective (it occurs immediately after the noun)
    • domain: heraldry
    • similar: inclined

Alternative definition of the adjective salient


  1. Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant.
  2. See Prominent.
  3. [context: heraldry, usually of a quadruped] Depicted in a leaping posture.
  4. [context: often military] Projecting outwards, pointing outwards.

Definition of the adjective salient for high school students

    significant, conspicuous
    • example: One of the salient differences between Alison and Nancy is that Alison is a foot taller.

The adjective salient is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the noun salient

What does salient mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: salients

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

Alternative definition of the noun salient


  1. [military] an outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense


  1. "Salient" is a musical album of Blue Apple Boy.
  2. "Salient" is a musical album of Blood & Batteries.


  1. Salient: A salient is a term for an elongated arm-like protrusion of a geopolitical entity, such as a subnational entity or a sovereign state.
  2. Salient is the weekly students' magazine of the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Salient was established in 1938 and originally published in newspaper format, but is now published as a magazine. Salient's style and editorial position can change from year to year due to changes in editors. However, the magazine has generally taken a left-wing stance.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Salient

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Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

As an adjective, salient means relevant, significant or important: 'The most salient point is...

As a noun, a salient is a piece of land or fortification that juts out to form an ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

a lion, salient, ar. within an orle of crosslets, fitchee, of the second. Ar. a lion, rampant, az. within an orle of crosslets gu Montford. Az. a lion, rampant, within an orle of crosslets ar. Dekkes and Braytoft. Or, a lion, rampant, sa. within an orle of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007)

by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs

Definition The term salient refers to anything (person, behavior, trait, etc.) that is prominent, conspicuous, or otherwise noticeable compared with its surroundings. Salience is usually produced by novelty or unexpectedness, but can also be ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War I (1998)

by Ian V. Hogg

Mihiel Salient American operation against German forces, September 1918. The St. Mihiel Salient was a finger of German-held territory thrust into the Allied lines; the tip rested on the town of St. Mihiel, about 20 miles southeast of Verdun ...

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The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality: it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever; it also applies to all territories, whatever their economic or political regime. (Rene Cassin)
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Scrabble value of S1A1L1I1E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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