We go to a Kjartansson talk because he is salient, and different—and innovative.
Meanwhile, the Russians made the salient virtually impregnable.
Conspiracy theories aside, the salient lessons here should be taken from Iraq in 1991, not 2003.
The most salient poll of all—January's general elections—reflected no different tendencies.
Or is chroma/non-chroma only a salient binary after Daguerre?
Mr. Dalglish delivered a thoroughly characteristic speech, of which we are in a position to give the salient points.
We can but skim the surface, and try to bring out the salient points.
These are the most salient points for comparing the several forms of Ajax.
On the 17th the Ypres salient was again the scene of heavy encounters.
At this stage it needed little ingenuity to seize the salient points.
1560s, "leaping," a heraldic term, from Latin salientem (nominative saliens), present participle of salire "to leap," from PIE root *sel- (4) "to jump" (cf. Greek hallesthai "to leap," Middle Irish saltraim "I trample," and probably Sanskrit ucchalati "rises quickly").
It was used in Middle English as an adjective meaning "leaping, skipping." The meaning "pointing outward" (preserved in military usage) is from 1680s; that of "prominent, striking" first recorded 1840, from salient point (1670s), which refers to the heart of an embryo, which seems to leap, and translates Latin punctum saliens, going back to Aristotle's writings. Hence, the "starting point" of anything.
1828, from salient (adj.).