Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun salient

1 sense of salient

Sense 1
salient -- ((military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy)
       => projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Antonyms of adj salient

3 senses of salient

Sense 1
outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking -- (having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child")

INDIRECT (VIA conspicuous) -> inconspicuous, invisible -- (not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man")

Sense 2
salient (vs. re-entrant) -- ((of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees)

re-entrant (vs. salient), reentrant -- ((of angles) pointing inward; "a polygon with re-entrant angles")

Sense 3
salient (postnominal) -- (represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward))

INDIRECT (VIA vertical, inclined) -> horizontal -- (parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface")
INDIRECT (VIA inclined, horizontal) -> vertical, perpendicular -- (at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height")

Similarity of adj salient

3 senses of salient

Sense 1
outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking -- (having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child")
       => conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous) -- (obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening")

Sense 2
salient (vs. re-entrant) -- ((of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees)

Sense 3
salient (postnominal) -- (represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward))
       => inclined (vs. horizontal) (vs. vertical) -- (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane")

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