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Definition 1: (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy - [noun denoting location]

(salient is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is part of salient) a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack

(salient belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 3: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where salient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an 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

Synonyms for salient in the sense of this definition

(salient is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 4: represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(salient is similar to ...) at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

"an inclined plane"

(salient belongs to category ...) the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies

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