Etymology
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salience (n.)

1836, "quality of leaping;" 1849, "quality of standing out, state of projecting or being projected;" see salient (adj.) + -ence. The psychological sense of "quality of being more prominent in the mind or memory" is by 1938.

updated on November 20, 2021

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Definitions of salience from WordNet

salience (n.)
the state of being salient;
Synonyms: saliency / strikingness
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