(noun, adjective)


1. easy to notice; obvious or relevant.

- salient traits

Similar word(s): conspicuous, outstanding, prominent, spectacular, striking

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

3. (obsolete) moving by leaps or springs; jumping.

Similar word(s): inclined

Sentences with salient as an adjective:

- The article is not exhaustive, but it covers the salient points pretty well.

- a lion salient

- a salient angle


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

Definition categories: location, projection