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a. A polite expression of greeting or goodwill.
b. salutations Greetings indicating respect and affection; regards.
2. A gesture of greeting, such as a bow or kiss.
3. A word or phrase of greeting used to begin a letter or message.
1. an act, phrase, gesture, etc, that serves as a greeting
2. a form of words used as an opening to a speech or letter, such as Dear Sir or Ladies and Gentlemen
3. the act of saluting
[C14: from Latin salūtātiō, from salūtāre to greet; see salute]
sal•u•ta•tion(ˌsæl yəˈteɪ ʃən)
a. something uttered, written, or done by way of greeting, welcome, recognition, etc.
b. salutations, greetings or regards.
2. a word or phrase serving as the prefatory greeting in a letter or speech, as Dear Sir in a letter or Ladies and Gentlemen in a speech.
3. the act of saluting.
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|Noun||1.||salutation - an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"|
|2.||salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)|
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
well-wishing - an expression of good will from one person to another; "much hand-shaking and well-wishing"
compliments, regard, wish - (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
reception, response - the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
hail - enthusiastic greeting
kiss of peace, pax - (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
welcome - a greeting or reception; "the proposal got a warm welcome"
salute - an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat
hello, hi, howdy, hullo, how-do-you-do - an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos"
|3.||salutation - word of greeting used to begin a letter|
opening - the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"