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Salient

salient
1. Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping. Frogs and salient animals.
2. Shooting out up; springing; projecting. He had in himself a salient, living spring of generous and manly action. (Burke)
3. Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable. He Grenville had neither salient traits, nor general comprehensiveness of mind. (Bancroft)
4. (Science: mathematics) Projectiong outwardly; as, a salient angle; opposed to reentering.
5. Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient. Salient angle. See Salient.
(Science: geometry) Salient polygon, a polyhedron all of whose solid angles are salient.
Origin: L. Saliens, -entis, p.pr. Of salire to leap; cf. F. Saillant. See Sally, &.


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