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The thing is a debate between me and my friend. I'd like to ask English native speakers about that. In my native language greeting is defined as a form used also at leaving, i.d. bye-bye is a greeting as well. Do you use the word or definition of greeting only at meeting someone in English? thanks.
Thank you, bhaisahab, for the bad news. I was wrong.
Then, what would you call the "goodbye" if not a greeting?
Example: John and Susan are walking past each other in a store. The pair stop and talk. John says, "Hello Susan." [greeting] Susan states, "Hi John." [Hi is slang for hello, also a greeting]
As the pair leave each other they would give a farewell. "Goodbye Susan, see you soon I hope." Susan returns with, "Bye bye John, see you later."
To greet is for when meeting. To farewell is for leaving each other's company.