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salient

sa·li·ent

salient

 
 
pronunciation:
seI li nt [or] seIl ynt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely noticeable or prominent; conspicuous; important.
Using all capital letters will make the important words more salient.I remember the salient points of the discussion but not all the details.
synonyms:
conspicuous, important, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, pronounced, significant
antonyms:
minor
similar words:
big, egregious, evident, flagrant, glaring, manifest, marked, meaningful, noteworthy, obvious, palpable, primary, striking
definition 2: projecting or protruding outward.
a salient line
synonyms:
projecting, prominent, protrudent, protrusive, protuberant
similar words:
bulgy, convex, eminent
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an angle or part that projects or protrudes.
synonyms:
bulge, jut, projection, prominence, protrusion, salience
definition 2: the section of a battle line that projects toward the enemy.
derivation: saliently (adv.)