saliency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1664 salience

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Saliency — Sa li*en*cy, n. Quality of being salient; hence, vigor. A fatal lack of poetic saliency. J. Morley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saliency — index emphasis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • saliency — 1660s; see SALIENT (Cf. salient) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • saliency — 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

  • saliency — /say lee euhn see, sayl yeuhn /, n., pl. saliencies. salience. [1655 65; see SALIENT, ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • saliency — noun the quality of being salient; salience …   Wiktionary

  • saliency — n. remarkableness, state of being noticeable; prominence, conspicuousness; projection, protrusion; remarkable feature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saliency — sa·lien·cy …   English syllables

  • saliency — sa•li•en•cy [[t]ˈseɪ li ən si, ˈseɪl yən [/t]] n. pl. cies salience • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • saliency — /ˈseɪliənsi/ (say sayleeuhnsee) noun (plural saliencies) → salience …   Australian English dictionary

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