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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
First recorded in 1830-40; See origin at salient, -ence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • By constricting187 the waist it accentuates the salience of the bosom and hips.

    Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby
  • For it is, I am compelled to think, the salience of personality.

    Painted Windows Harold Begbie
  • In it the chisel has merely reproduced the contours of the eyelids and the salience of the eyeball.

  • In the Khorsabad relief (Fig. 107) the salience of these horns is less marked.

  • From this salience her small chin retreated delicately into her pink throat.

    The Tree of Heaven

    May Sinclair
  • It is a salience complete, dominating, unapproached, but one which must infallibly diminish with time.

    Painted Windows Harold Begbie
  • Her eyes were bright and resolute, and the lamplight threw into salience the curve of her jaw and chin.

    Command William McFee
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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