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salience

[sey-lee-uh ns, seyl-yuh ns]
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noun
  1. the state or condition of being salient.
  2. a salient or projecting object, part, or feature.
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Origin of salience

First recorded in 1830–40; see origin at salient, -ence
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n.

1836, "quality of leaping;" see salient (adj.) + -ence. Meaning "quality of standing out" is from 1849.

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