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Noun: salutation  ,sal-yu'tey-shun
  1. An act of honour or courteous recognition
    "a musical salutation to the composer on his birthday";
    - salute
     
  2. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    - greeting
     
  3. Word of greeting used to begin a letter

Derived forms: salutations

Type of: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, credit, opening, recognition

Encyclopedia: Salutation