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salience

[sey-lee-uh ns, seyl-yuh ns] /ˈseɪ li əns, ˈseɪl yəns/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being salient.
2.
a salient or projecting object, part, or feature.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; see salient, -ence
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salience

n.

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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