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[sey-lee-uh ns, seyl-yuh ns] /ˈseɪ li əns, ˈseɪl yəns/
the state or condition of being salient.
a salient or projecting object, part, or feature.
Origin of salience
1830-40; see salient, -ence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We are all still wearing our badges out of reflex, but the credentials inside shiny pouches have lost salience.
  • But whereas the political salience of greenery has wilted, the government's environmental policies are holding up.
  • Given the salience of this, it's of some importance to teach ourselves to make distinctions.
  • At the same time, the question of the role of deterrence has taken on renewed salience abroad.
  • Each rule has a property called salience that is a kind of rule priority.
Word Origin and History for salience

1836, "quality of leaping;" see salient (adj.) + -ence. Meaning "quality of standing out" is from 1849.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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