[sey-lee-uh ns, seyl-yuh ns]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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