Salient

Definition of Salient

Sa´li`ent
a.1.Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
2.Shooting out or 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.(Math. & Fort.) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; - opposed to reëntering. See Illust. of Bastion.
5.(Her.) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.
Salient angle
See Salient, a., 4.
Salient polygon
(Geom.) a polygon all of whose angles are salient.
Salient polyhedron
(Geom.) a polyhedron all of whose solid angles are salient.
1.(Fort.) A salient angle or part; a projection.

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