Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being salient.
  • noun A pronounced feature or part; a highlight.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fact or condition of being salient; the state of projecting or being projected; projection; protrusion.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting.
  • noun The quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being salient.
  • noun A highlight; perceptual prominence, or likelihood of being noticed.
  • noun social sciences, linguistics Relative importance based on context.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being salient

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  • kind of reduce its salience for a group of folks who aren't persuadable

    March 10, 2011