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greeting

noun
     
greet‧ing [uncountable and countable]
1 something you say or do when you meet someone
in greeting
She raised her hand in greeting.
I smiled a polite greeting, but the woman hardly acknowledged me.
The two cousins exchanged greetings (=greeted each other).
2

birthday/Christmas etc greetings

a message saying that you hope someone will be happy and healthy on their birthday, at Christmas etc
3

greetings!

old use used to say hello to someone

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