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saliency

[sey-lee-uh n-see, seyl-yuh n-]
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noun, plural sa·li·en·cies.
  1. salience.
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Origin of saliency

First recorded in 1655–65; see origin at salient, -ency
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n.

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

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