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v. sa·lut·ed, sa·lut·ing, sa·lutes
1. To greet or address with an expression of welcome, goodwill, or respect.
2. To recognize (a superior) with a gesture prescribed by military regulations, as by raising the hand to the cap.
a. To honor formally and ceremoniously: saluted the fallen soldiers in his remarks.
b. To express warm approval of; commend: salute an agency for its charity work.
4. To become noticeable to: A stench saluted our nostrils.
To make a gesture of greeting or respect.
1. An act of greeting; a salutation.
a. An act or gesture of welcome, honor, or courteous recognition: a musical salute to the composer's 90th birthday.
b. The position of the hand or rifle or the bodily posture of a person saluting a military superior.
3. A formal military display of honor or greeting, such as the firing of cannon.

[Middle English saluten, from Latin salūtāre, from salūs, salūt-, health; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sa·lut′er n.
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Noun1.saluter - a person who greetssaluter - a person who greets; "the newcomers were met by smiling greeters"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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"Hispanics constitute an ethnic group rather than a racial category, and their members may classify themselves as White, Black, or some other race" (Rawlings & Saluter, 1994, p.
Never-married mothers are a rapidly growing demographic group (Mauldin, 1990; Nichols-Casebolt & Krysik, 1997; Rawlings & Saluter, 1994).
There were 21 million never-married adults (age 18 and older) in 1970 (Saluter, 1993, March).
Between 1980 and 1990 the number of children in the United States living with their grandparents or other relatives increased by 44 percent, and in a third of these homes, no parent was present (Saluter, 1992).
Adler, Clark, DeMaio, Miller, and Saluter (1999) describe the efforts of the Social Security Administration to modify prevalence questions developed by the US Census Bureau, so that they could ascertain disability prevalence for children, as well as for adults, and additionally gather information on various disability domains, such as sensory, mental, or physical.