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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U.S. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US The person who graduates high school with the second highest GPA and is thus gives a salutatorian’s address during the graduation ceremony.

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

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

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