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English definition of “salient”

salient

adjective     /ˈseɪ.li.ənt/ formal
The salient facts about something or qualities of something are the most important things about them: She began to summarize the salient features / points of the proposal . The article presented the salient facts of the dispute clearly and concisely .Very important or urgent
(Definition of salient adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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