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SALIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salient mean? 

SALIENT (noun)
  The noun SALIENT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SALIENT used as a noun is very rare.


SALIENT (adjective)
  The adjective SALIENT has 3 senses:

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)

  Familiarity information: SALIENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SALIENT (noun)


Sense 1salient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("salient" is a kind of...):

projection (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Holonyms ("salient" is a part of...):

line of battle (a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack)


SALIENT (adjective)


Sense 1salient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

Synonyms:

prominent; salient; outstanding; striking; spectacular

Context examples:

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

Similar:

conspicuous (obvious to the eye or mind)


Sense 2salient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees

Antonym:

re-entrant ((of angles) pointing inward)


Sense 3salient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

Similar:

inclined (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position)

Domain category:

heraldry (the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies)


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