valediction


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val·e·dic·tion

 (văl′ĭ-dĭk′shən)
n.
1. An act of bidding farewell; a leave-taking.
2. A speech or statement made as a farewell.
3. A word or phrase of farewell used to end a letter or message.

[From Latin valedictus, past participle of valedīcere, to say farewell : valē, farewell; see vale2 + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

valediction

(ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of saying goodbye
2. any valedictory statement, speech, etc
[C17: from Latin valedīcere, from valē farewell + dīcere to say]

val•e•dic•tion

(ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
2. an utterance made in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.
[1605–15; < Latin valedictiō=valedic-, variant s. of valedīcere to bid farewell (vale farewell + dīcere to say) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valediction - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)valediction - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
2.valediction - the act of saying farewellvalediction - the act of saying farewell    
leave-taking, parting, farewell, leave - the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"

valediction

noun farewell, goodbye, leave-taking, adieu, vale (Latin), sendoff (informal) She raised her hand in valediction.

valediction

noun
A separation of two or more people:
Translations

valediction

[ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən] Ndespedida f

valediction

n
(form: = act) → Abschied m; (= words)Abschiedsworte pl; (= speech)Abschiedsrede f
(US Sch) → Abschieds- or Entlassungsrede f

valediction

[ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃn] n (frm) → discorso di commiato
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