American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being salient.
- n. A pronounced feature or part; a highlight.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fact or condition of being salient; the state of projecting or being projected; projection; protrusion.
- n. A projection; any part or feature of an object or whole which protrudes or juts out beyond its general surface, as a molding considered with reference to a wall which it decorates.
- n. The condition of being salient.
- n. A highlight; perceptual prominence, or likelihood of being noticed.
- n. social sciences, linguistics Relative importance based on context.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting.
- n. The quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion.
- n. the state of being salient
“But these issues will gain salience when the economy recovers and energy prices go back up.”
“If political salience is the question -- more rather than less -- wouldn't it be more fruitful to speak directly about politics through essays, op-eds, and speeches than to distort one's "creative" work by bending it to the political winds?”
“Further research is required to determine whether the change is simply associated with short-term increases in consumption from a perceived novelty of new pictures on trays, or if the images are generating long-term salience in students' minds.”
“This is interesting stuff, but I’m not sure it indicates that abortion and gay marriage have fallen in salience nearly enough.”
“They see three domains “growing in salience with the turn toward networked public culture: 1) amateur and non-market production, 2) networked collectivities for producing and sharing culture, 3) niche and special-interest groups, and 4) aesthetics of parody, remix, and appropriation.””
“It uses statistical signals of word salience, like word frequency, to rank pages.”
“The first of these, called the salience imbalance theory3, solves the problem of feature selection by positing that metaphors involve comparisons between topics and vehicles that exhibit an imbalance in the saliency of the properties the creator of the metaphor wishes to hilghight.”
“Our minds are programmed to pay extra attention to what neurologists call salience--that is, special relevance.”
“With those two issues, the more strongly the participant cared about the topic - a factor known as salience - the stronger the backfire.”
“Our minds are programmed to pay extra attention to what neurologists call salience -- that is, special relevance.”
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