salient has definitions from the fields of military,heraldry
[ adjective ] having a quality that thrusts itself into attention


"an outstanding fact of our time" "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book" "salient traits" "a spectacular rise in prices"

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(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

One of the most salient features of literary value has been deemed to be its influence upon and organization of emotion .

In B._M._Spinley 's portrayal of the underprivileged and undereducated youth of London , a salient finding was the inability to postpone gratification , a need to satisfy impulses immediately without the pleasure of anticipation or of savoring the experience .

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

There was also the one salient question to ask , and ask widely : Did you notice anything out_of_the_way ?

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

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[ adjective ] (heraldry) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

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heraldry inclined

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