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Noticeable, clear to see; obvious. "In his letter, he claimed that he just wanted to say hello, but the more salient message to me was that he was lonely and badly needed a friend to talk to."

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The phone plan looked like a good deal to begin with, because of the salient details, but there were too many hidden fees.
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Despite touching upon a wide variety of topics, it was clear to shareholders that the salient point of the chief executive's letter was that the company was in danger of imminent bankruptcy.
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The enormous dent in the side door of the car was salient; there was no possible way to ask for a higher price on this damaged vehicle.
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