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sa·li·ent  audio  (sl-nt, slynt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface; protruding.
  2. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent. See Synonyms at noticeable.
  3. Springing; jumping: salient tree toads.
NOUN:
  1. A military position that projects into the position of the enemy.
  2. A projecting angle or part.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin salins, salient- present participle of salre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
sali·ent·ly(Adverb)


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