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landmark

noun [C] uk   /ˈlænd.mɑːk/ us    /-mɑːrk/

landmark noun [C] (OBJECT)

C1 a building or place that is easily recognized, especially one that you can use to judge where you are: The Rock of Gibraltar is one of Europe's most famous landmarks.

landmark noun [C] (STAGE)

C2 an important stage in something's development: The invention of the silicon chip was a landmark in the history of the computer. In a landmark case/decision, the governor pardoned a woman convicted of killing her husband, who had physically abused her.
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