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English definition of “commemoration”

commemoration

noun [C or U]     /kəˌmem.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
something that is done to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event: A set of stamps has been commissioned in commemoration of Independence Day. Thousands of veterans will take part in a commemoration of the battle.Remembering, reminding and reminders commemorative     /kəˈmem.ər.ə.tɪv/ US  /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/ adjective a commemorative statue/stamp/service/plaqueRemembering, reminding and reminders
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