salient

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj salient 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"
    • adj salient represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
    • adj salient (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
    • n salient (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Salient (Fort) A salient angle or part; a projection.
    • Salient Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable. "He [Grenville] had neither salient traits, nor general comprehensiveness of mind."
    • Salient Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. "Frogs and salient animals."
    • Salient (Math. & Fort) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reëntering. See Illust. of Bastion.
    • Salient (Her) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient .
    • Salient Shooting out or up; springing; projecting. "He had in himself a salient , living spring of generous and manly action."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • salient Leaping; bounding; jumping; moving by leaps; specifically, in herpetology, saltatorial; habitually leaping or jumping, as a frog or toad; of or pertaining to the Salientia.
    • salient In heraldry, leaping or springing: said of a beast of prey which is represented bendwise on the escutcheon, the hind feet together at the sinister base, and the fore paws raised and usually on a level, though sometimes separate, nearly as when rampant. Also saliant, assailant, effaré.
    • salient Shooting up or out; springing up.
    • salient Projecting outward; convex: as, a salient angle.
    • salient Standing out; conspicuous; prominent; striking.
    • salient In geometry, an angle bending toward the interior of a closed figure, as an ordinary angle of a polygon: opposed to reëntrant angle.
    • n salient A salient angle or part; a projection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Salient sā′li-ent leaping or springing: : :
    • adj Salient sā′li-ent (fort.) projecting outwards, as an angle: prominent: striking
    • adj Salient sā′li-ent (geom.) denoting any angle less than two right angles
    • adj Salient sā′li-ent (her.) of a beast of prey nearly rampant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. saliens, -entis, p. pr. of salire, to leap; cf. F. saillant,. See Sally (n.) & (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. saliens, -entis, pr.p. of salīre, to leap.

Usage

In literature:

At first sight, it may be thought that extreme folly is their salient quality.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
He threw out his salient chin and laughed triumphantly.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
The "All America" Division passed through England on its way to France and the first real fighting they had was in the St. Mihiel Salient.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
Its salient points were its size and age.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
But several pages could be filled with a mere enumeration of Dickens' stories and their salient features.
"Modern English Books of Power" by George Hamlin Fitch
As to these crowds there are two salient facts.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
The salient fact which results from a study of all these authorities is that she was a saint.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
The features seemed suddenly sharpened, almost horribly salient.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
I was observing in our salient; they had cleared all the infantry out except the machine guns.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
That close-gripped jaw and salient chin did not belong to a slacker.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Youth, hope and energy were my strong salient points and I began in earnest to gain a substantial footing in music.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
To Rubinstein and Tschaikowski criticism is at present disposed to deny the quality in its most salient features.
"Russia" by Various
They could not "cipher," but they had witty and salient answers ready for any emergency.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
The Bulgarians, being of mixed origin, possess few salient physical characteristics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
At the end of March our Division was ordered back to the Salient, and so Headquarters left St. Jans Cappel.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The front line was being held, and things were going fairly well in the salient.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
Then came the battle for the St. Mihiel salient.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
It was simply a case of "Conditions continue normal in the Ypres salient," to quote the official reports.
"The Emma Gees" by Herbert Wes McBride
The student running over the records of other times finds certain salient things standing out in frightful prominence.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
Are the salient points of the lesson collected and tabulated as the lesson proceeds?
"A Guide to Methods and Observation in History" by Calvin Olin Davis
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In poetry:

The monster's salient points to sum, -
His heavy breath was portery:
His glowing nose suggested rum:
His eyes were gin-and-WORtery.
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Crudely renewed, the Salient holds its own.
Paid are its dim defenders by this pomp;
Paid, with a pile of peace-complacent stone,
The armies who endured that sullen swamp.
"On Passing The New Menin Gate" by Siegfried Sassoon
Stars and Stripes on the salient wave,
Where many a hero has found a grave,
And the gallant Confederates strive in vain
The ground they have drenched with their blood to regain.
"Lee To The Rear" by John Reuben Thompson
So when the man himself I met enthroned upon his dray,
I sought the salient facts to get about the winding way.
"Now briefly show me where to go," said I to Danahey,
He waved a hand around the land and thus directed me:
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien

In news:

Axis and Salient partner with HP for VSaaS.
Salient adapts enterprise VMS for solution.
Brad Antle, Salient Federal Solutions' president and CEO.
Salient Federal Solutions, the Fairfax-based contracting company founded by Brad Antle, said last week it plans to buy ATS Corp.
Santorum Makes a Salient Point.
Salient Management Co. Said Monday that Paul Osinski has joined the company as senior VP commercial sales, covering the retail, manufacturing, CPG, wholesaling and direct store delivery industries.
Provides a variety of engineering and IT services, mainly for the U.S. 43 Salient Federal Solutions.
Salient Provides Intelligence Solution.
Salient Sisters Women journalists who take real risks, every day.
Barack Obama's ubiquitous appearances as professor-in-chief, preacher-in-chief, father-in-chief, may turn out to be the most salient feature of his presidency.
County retirement officials were divided Thursday over whether to keep seeking a new contract with portfolio strategist Lee Partridge and his Texas consulting firm Salient Partners.
To me, it comes down to a single salient.
In the interest of advancing the conversation, we address four salient questions regarding the Oath 's purpose and relevance.
Brad Antle, CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, an engineering and IT services firm.
Why are questions about where we get our food, how we eat it and the consequences for ourselves and our society so salient.
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In science:

Let us summarize the salient features of the specific string models of large N gauge theories considered here.
Large N field theories from superstrings
Before doing so, we briefly review the salient features of the model discussed in [2, 4].
Simple models with Alice fluxes
In Sec. 2, some of the more salient features of the classical model are briefly reviewed, while our generalization is presented and analysed in Sec. 3.
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
As this approach is thoroughly discussed in we will, for shortness’s sake, mention only the salient points here.
Information theory and generalized statistics
The salient properties of the N = 1 parallel displacement propagator are collected in appendix.
Low-energy dynamics in N = 2 super QED: Two-loop approximation
In this appendix we describe, following , the salient properties of the N = 1 parallel displacement propagator I (z , z ′ ).
Low-energy dynamics in N = 2 super QED: Two-loop approximation
Let us finally summarize in a pictorial way some of the salient features of the two types of holography discussed above.
Holography, Duality and Higher-Spin Theories
When calculating a supernova rate, the most salient factor is the control time of the search, T (z), or the amount of time the search is sensitive to a supernova as a function of redshift.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
In order to proceed with the development, let us recall some of the salient features of the thermodynamics of means [4, 5].
The thermodynamics governing 'endoreversible' engines
We should like to note some salient points here.
Relevance of Quantum Mechanics in Circuit Implementation of Ion channels in Brain Dynamics
Let us recall some salient points about this theory and refer to [Gua04] for details.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions
The salient feature in this experiment, and distinguishing it from the one just considered, is the use of beam splitters.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
We will need to work with the “static” renormalization (cf Grimmett [17, Section 7.4]) whose salient features we will now recall.
Functional CLT for random walk among bounded random conductances
The salient features of this maximum voltage are: (i) logarithmic scaling as a function of system size [56, 86–89], and (ii) non-monotonic dependence on the resistor concentration p .
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
Thus the bounce and its salient qualitative feature are quite robust in the cosmological model under consideration.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
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