Salutation Definition

sălyə-tāshən
salutations
noun
salutations
A polite expression of greeting or goodwill.
American Heritage
The act of greeting, addressing, or welcoming by gestures or words.
Webster's New World
Greetings indicating respect and affection; regards.
American Heritage
A form of words serving as a greeting or, esp., as the opening of a letter, as “Dear Sir”
Webster's New World
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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Other Word Forms of Salutation

Noun

Singular:
salutation
Plural:
salutations

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."

    From Wiktionary

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