Definition of salient:
- A salient angle or part; a projection.
- Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.
- Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
- Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; - opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.
- Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.
- Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.
conspicuous, relevant, hilly, bowed, live, dramatic, striking, swelling, spectacular, appropriate, pronounced, to the point, marked, remarkable, prominent, obvious, noticeable, famous, remarkable, eye-catching, pertinent, sticking out like a sore thumb, undischarged, owing, large, arresting, germane, inclined, signal, outstanding, big, bold, applicable, fit, apposite, pointed, great.
- important (part of speech: adjective)
- visible (part of speech: adjective)
- "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 Voice in the Fog", Harold MacGrath.