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1. [n] (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

2. [s] 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 trait

3. [a] (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees

similar words

1. [a] conspicuous

2. [a] obvious

opposite words

1. [a] re-entrant

2. [a] reentrant

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