Salutation meaning

sălyə-tāshən
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The act of greeting.
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A word or phrase of greeting used to begin a letter or message.
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The title in your name, such as Mr, Mrs, Ms., Dr. or Rev..
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The act of greeting, addressing, or welcoming by gestures or words.
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The definition of a salutation is a greeting.

An example of a salutation is when you write "Dear Dean.." at the top of a letter.

An example of a salutation is when you say a formal hello to someone.

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A form of words serving as a greeting or, esp., as the opening of a letter, as “Dear Sir”
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A gesture of greeting, such as a bow or kiss.
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Origin of salutation

  • From Latin salutatio “a greeting, a wishing health to," from saluto “wish one's health, greet," from salus “well-being." Compare the Latin greeting salve “be well."

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