Definition of salient :
1. A salient angle or part; a projection.
2. Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.
3. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
4. Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; - opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.
5. Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.
6. Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.
remarkable, bold, hilly, great, germane, big, outstanding, to the point, eye-catching, spectacular, relevant, noticeable, apposite, striking, live, owing, applicable, appropriate, sticking out like a sore thumb, marked, dramatic, famous, inclined, fit, arresting, pronounced, bowed, large, signal, pointed, swelling, pertinent, undischarged
important (part of speech: adjective)
grave, world-shaking, momentous, high-powered, pivotal, crucial, big-name, important, distinguished, big-wig, influential, considerable, earthshaking, consequential, noteworthy, prominent, serious, critical, notable, heavyweight, eminent
visible (part of speech: adjective)
- Section I- A contained an appreciation of this objective on the basis of the salient features of the situation. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
- But when the three minutes had been filled with an effort to remember some of the funny pictures and to write down their salient points, all the mental after- images of the pages had faded away, and a true memory picture was to be produced. - "Psychology and Social Sanity", Hugo Münsterberg.
- The humor of the situation did not blind him to the salient fact that this Webb was a man of no small courage. - "The Voice in the Fog", Harold MacGrath.