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seI li ənt
seIl yənt


1. extremely noticeable or prominent; conspicuous; important.
example: I remember the salient points of the discussion but not all the details.
quotation: The red cloth beneath her feet looked rich in the light of lamps placed on high pedestals on either side of the stage; it gave her figure a setting of colour which made it more pure and salient. (Henry James, The Bostonians)

2. projecting or protruding outward.
example: a salient line.