follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

saliency

[sey-lee-uh n-see, seyl-yuh n-] /ˈseɪ li ən si, ˈseɪl yən-/
noun, plural saliencies.
1.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; see salient, -ency
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for saliency
  • In this way, attention to saliency works as the main stimulus that can polarize the activity of the system.
Word Origin and History for saliency
n.

1660s, "leaping, jumping;" see salient (adj.) + -cy. From 1834 as "salience."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for saliency

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for saliency