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saliency (n.)

1660s, "leaping, jumping;" see salient (adj.) + abstract noun suffix -cy. From 1834 as "fact or condition of standing out."

updated on November 21, 2021

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Definitions of saliency from WordNet

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