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Overview of noun salient

The noun salient has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. salient

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

Overview of adj salient

The adj salient has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking

(having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "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")

2. salient

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

3. salient

(represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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