salience
noun Date: 1836 1. the quality or state of being salient 2. a striking point or feature ; highlight

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  • Salience — Sa li*ence, n. [See {Salient}.] 1. The quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salience — index emphasis, importance, interest (concern), materiality (consequence), significance Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • salience — refers to the centrality of a particular attitude , identity , or role . Salient events are those that are relatively important or are the focus of attention. Thus, at election time, politicians are anxious that the salient issues are the ones… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • salience — 1836, “quality of leaping;” see SALIENT (Cf. salient) + ENCE (Cf. ence). Meaning “quality of standing out” is from 1849. It was used in M.E. as an adjective meaning leaping, skipping …   Etymology dictionary

  • Salience — The term salience may refer to:* Salience (neuroscience) * Salience (semiotics) * Salience (communication) * Salience, a term used in CLIPS (an expert systems programming language)ee also* Salient …   Wikipedia

  • salience — salient ► ADJECTIVE 1) most noticeable or important. 2) (of an angle) pointing outwards. ► NOUN 1) a piece of land or section of fortification that juts out to form an angle. 2) an outward bulge in a military line. DERIVATIVES salience noun …   English terms dictionary

  • salience — /say lee euhns, sayl yeuhns/, n. 1. the state or condition of being salient. 2. a salient or projecting object, part, or feature. [1830 40; see SALIENT, ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • salience — noun /ˈseɪlˌɪiɛns/ a) The condition of being salient. b) A highlight; perceptual prominence, or likelihood of being noticed …   Wiktionary

  • salience — Synonyms and related words: arrantness, bas relief, bellying, blatancy, boldness, bulging, conspicuousness, dignity, distinction, embossment, eminence, esteem, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, fame, flagrance, flagrancy, gibbosity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • salience — sa·li·ence || seɪlɪəns n. remarkableness, state of being noticeable; prominence, conspicuousness; projection, protrusion; remarkable feature …   English contemporary dictionary

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