salient feature

See: main point
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I took in much of this in the few seconds during which we stood facing each other, and I also observed another salient feature of her appearance: she was frightfully dirty
To glance at the salient features of this landscape through the picturesque framework of a ragged and ruined stone window--arch of the time of Christ, thus hiding from sight all that is unattractive, is to secure to yourself a pleasure worth climbing the mountain to enjoy.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
The BOC said this was the first CAO to implement a salient feature of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
Based on these sequential path descriptions, the presence or absence of each salient feature was assigned by two raters, working independently, to each participant (for Sample 1 and Sample 2).
A salient feature of the mentioned system is said to be its purposed and structural classification which categorizes topics into two specific groups: one suitable for young students and the other one for university students.
Externally, the most salient feature of the aircraft compared with the two prototypes is its new landing gear which is lighter than those sported by its predecessors (bottom photo), borrowed as they were from the AMX Italo-Brazilian combat aircraft.
Cheryl Graziano of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) details the key provisions, noting that what may be the most salient feature of the law is what was not addressed--which, after all, is indicative of a lot that happens in Congress.
CASTING an eye over the final statistical ables for 2003, the salient feature is Toms The Best's third consecutive victory among the sires of British-bred open winners.
The most salient feature of the Museo Evita isn't its contents but, rather, that it opened at all.
From the early days of the Arab nationalist experiment to the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism in the early part of this century and beyond, the region's political movements have become a salient feature of its modern history and continue to be the subject of much heated debate and speculation
This ultimately leads to decision making about the patient instead of by the patient, thus violating the most salient feature of modern ethics and the physician-patient relationship: the patient's autonomy.