Salient



adjective
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 salient.
noun
5.
a salient angle or part, as the central outward-projecting angle of a bastion or an outward projection in a battle line.
6.
Physical Geography. a landform that extends out beyond its surroundings, as a spur projecting from the side of a mountain.
Compare reentrant (def 4).
adjective
1.
prominent, conspicuous, or striking: a salient feature
2.
(esp in fortifications) projecting outwards at an angle of less than 180° Compare re-entrant (sense 1)
3.
(geometry) (of an angle) pointing outwards from a polygon and hence less than 180° Compare re-entrant (sense 2)
4.
(esp of animals) leaping
noun
5.
(military) a projection of the forward line into enemy-held territory
6.
a salient angle

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