saliency

noun
sa·​lien·​cy | \ ˈsā-lyən(t)-sē How to pronounce saliency (audio) , -lē-ən(t)- \
plural saliencies

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Recent Examples on the Web Certainly Mailer’s brand of machismo has less cultural saliency in 2022 than in his heyday. Doug George, chicagotribune.com, 8 Jan. 2022 While other districts in the U.S. had dealt with the issue, Loudoun appeared to gain the most attention, and the state as a whole would become a test case for the political saliency of education. Sam Dorman, Fox News, 24 Dec. 2021 The two strongly agree about the saliency of being a woman. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2021 The saliency algorithm was built using data from human eye-tracking studies. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 21 May 2021 Smith is one of two school board candidates in Texas that have been elected amid a raging battle over critical race theory (CRT), prompting speculation about the issue's political saliency nationwide. Talia Kaplan, Fox News, 4 May 2021 This turns on the bird units, which further drive the algorithm to enhance the saliency of birds in the image, and so on. Christof Koch, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2015 While there are serious questions about the political saliency of this plan, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is more concerned about the technical problems. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 9 July 2019 First, a saliency algorithm identified feature-rich areas. Jacek Krywko, Ars Technica, 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of saliency

1664, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2022

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“Saliency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saliency. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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