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Salient vs. Germane

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Salientadjective

Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant.

‘The article is not exhaustive, but it covers the salient points pretty well.’;

Germaneadjective

Related to a topic of discussion or consideration.

Salientadjective

Prominent; conspicuous.

Germanenoun

(inorganic chemistry) germanium tetrahydride, GeH4

Salientadjective

Depicted in a leaping posture.

‘a lion salient’;

Germanenoun

Any organic derivative of this compound.

Salientadjective

Projecting outwards, pointing outwards.

‘a salient angle’;

Germaneadjective

Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.

‘The phrase would be more germane to the matter.’; ‘[An amendment] must be germane.’;

Salientadjective

(obsolete) Moving by leaps or springs; jumping.

Germaneadjective

having close kinship and appropriateness;

‘he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue’;

Salientadjective

(obsolete) Shooting or springing out; projecting.

Germane

Germane is the chemical compound with the formula GeH4, and the germanium analogue of methane. It is the simplest germanium hydride and one of the most useful compounds of germanium.

Salientadjective

(geometry) Denoting any angle less than two right angles.

Salientnoun

(military) An outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense.

Salientadjective

Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.

Salientadjective

Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.

‘He had in himself a salient, living spring of generous and manly action.’;

Salientadjective

Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.

‘He [Grenville] had neither salient traits, nor general comprehensiveness of mind.’;

Salientadjective

Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; - opposed to reëntering. See Illust. of Bastion.

Salientadjective

Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.

Salientadjective

A salient angle or part; a projection.

Salientnoun

(military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

Salientadjective

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 traits’; ‘a spectacular rise in prices’; ‘a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center’; ‘a striking resemblance between parent and child’;

Salientadjective

(of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees

Salientadjective

represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)

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