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English definition of “salient”

salient

adjective uk   /ˈseɪ.li.ənt/ formal us  
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.
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