Definition of salience in English:

salience

(also saliency)

noun

mass noun
  • The quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.

    ‘the political salience of religion has a considerable impact’
    • ‘The broad realm of their telecommunications policy has acquired a salience it never had in the past.’
    • ‘These women demanded only fair treatment within traditional sex roles, never really questioning the salience of marriage itself.’
    • ‘These patronage disputes had both local salience and national resonance.’
    • ‘Many news sites have realized the increased salience of emailed links.’
    • ‘Such work sheds light on re-enactment as a popular cultural phenomenon with a salience in the present.’
    • ‘A second characteristic that distinguishes markets in which valuation is difficult is the heightened salience of product category boundaries.’
    • ‘On the security front, we have observed the decline in the salience of strategic nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘Authenticity is not the same thing as social saliency.’
    • ‘The salience of the local press, often assumed to have diminished during the war, in fact increased dramatically.’
    • ‘He constructs a fictional world in which the class struggle has special salience.’

Pronunciation

salience

/ˈseɪlɪəns/