American English

Definition of salutation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] (formal) something that you say to welcome or say hello to someone; the action of welcoming or saying hello to someone They greeted the newcomers with friendly salutations. He raised his hand in salutation.
  2. 2[countable] (technology) the words that are used in a letter to address the person you are writing to, for example “Dear Sir”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: salutation