salient characteristic

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He was a sandy-complexioned man in whose face geniality and humor seemed the salient characteristics. It was a mobile face, quick-changing to inward mood and thought.
Physics of history tells us that under the law of Nature even those who promote injustice one way or other become the victim of injustice because the lawlessness is a salient characteristic of the collapsed system of state.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Draiweesh said success of our cultural week has shown that IIUI is one of the leading international universities where not only quality education is being provided but also cultural promotion is its salient characteristic.
The salient characteristic of this assessment tool is that it can be used to assess "knows, knows how, shows how" and to some extent "does how" that are of utmost bearing for giving an understanding of actual clinical competency in the Miller's pyramid10.
"Today, the most salient characteristic of the economy is its diversity," Ellison said, adding that the relative outputs of its business sectors closely match the United States as a whole.
This captures something of the sheer physical presence of old yew topiary, a presence that often overwhelms these garden images and remains in the mind as their salient characteristic.
Perhaps their most salient characteristic is the amount they cry.
First, they argue that theories of functions have difficulty accounting for a salient characteristic of the phenomenology of artifact use, the distinction between standard use and alternative or improper use, and they present a theory of artifact use and design that provides an adequate account.
Once again, the salient characteristic at the top of the list is small cast size: The Drawer Boy features three actors, Proof four, Topdog/Underdog two, The Santaland Diaries one, The Goat four, and Stones in His Pockets two--in other words, the top six plays offer a combined roster of a scant 16 roles for actors.
But this salient characteristic is sometimes blithely transformed into the assumption that Americans are somehow more prone to demonize (e.g., "axis of evil" and "evil empire") than are their more sophisticated counterparts elsewhere.
In contrast, Bishop Dolan has found a vibrant devotion to Mary' to be a salient characteristic of those giants in the priesthood, who constitute his heroes (p.324).
The salient characteristic of this superb, light-jazz-sound ensemble recording is the ultra-clear textures and detail.