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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The student with the second highest academic rank in a class who delivers the salutatory at graduation exercises.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person who graduates high school with the second highest GPA and is thus gives a salutatorianā€™s address during the graduation ceremony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual Commencement or like exercises of a college, -- an honor commonly assigned to that member of the graduating class who ranks second in scholarship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In American colleges, the member of a graduating class who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual commencement exercises.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises

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