Salient angle
Salient Sa"li*ent, a. [L. saliens, -entis, p. pr. of salire to leap; cf. F. saillant. See {Sally}, n. & v. i..] 1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. ``Frogs and salient animals.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Shooting out or up; springing; projecting. [1913 Webster]

He had in himself a salient, living spring of generous and manly action. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable. [1913 Webster]

He [Grenville] had neither salient traits, nor general comprehensiveness of mind. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

4. (Math. & Fort.) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to {re["e]ntering}. See Illust. of {Bastion}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Her.) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient. [1913 Webster]

{Salient angle}. See {Salient}, a., 4.

{Salient polygon} (Geom.), a polygon all of whose angles are salient.

{Salient polyhedron} (Geom.), a polyhedron all of whose solid angles are salient. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • salient angle — noun an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees • Ant: ↑reentrant angle • Hypernyms: ↑angle * * * noun : an angle pointing outward; specifically : an angle in a fortification (as a bastion) or in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • salient angle — /ˌseɪliənt ˈæŋgəl/ (say .sayleeuhnt angguhl) noun an outward pointing angle; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180° …   Australian English dictionary

  • salient angle — prominent angle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Salient — Sa li*ent, a. [L. saliens, entis, p. pr. of salire to leap; cf. F. saillant. See {Sally}, n. & v. i..] 1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. Frogs and salient animals. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Shooting out or up;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salient polygon — Salient Sa li*ent, a. [L. saliens, entis, p. pr. of salire to leap; cf. F. saillant. See {Sally}, n. & v. i..] 1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. Frogs and salient animals. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Shooting out or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salient polyhedron — Salient Sa li*ent, a. [L. saliens, entis, p. pr. of salire to leap; cf. F. saillant. See {Sally}, n. & v. i..] 1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. Frogs and salient animals. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Shooting out or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salient — [sāl′yənt, sā′lē ənt] adj. [L saliens, prp. of salire, to leap < IE base * sel , to jump > Gr halma, a leap] 1. a) leaping, jumping, or capering b) gushing or jetting forth 2. pointing outward; jutting or projecting, as an angle 3. standing …   English World dictionary

  • Salient — Sa li*ent, a. (Fort.) A salient angle or part; a projection. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salient — saliently, adv. /say lee euhnt, sayl yeuhnt/, adj. 1. prominent or conspicuous: salient traits. 2. projecting or pointing outward: a salient angle. 3. leaping or jumping: a salient animal. 4. Heraldry. (of a beast) represented as leaping: a lion… …   Universalium

  • salient — /ˈseɪliənt / (say sayleeuhnt) adjective 1. prominent or conspicuous: *One of the most salient points to emerge from recent radical feminist analyses of women s position in sexist societies is the extent to which women are oppressed by internal… …   Australian English dictionary

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