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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.


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