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memorial

noun [C] uk   /məˈmɔː.ri.əl/ us    /-ˈmɔːr.i-/
C2 an object, often large and made of stone, which has been built to honour a famous person or event: a war memorial The statue was erected as a memorial to those who died in the war.
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adjective [before noun] uk   /məˈmɔː.ri.əl/ us    /-ˈmɔːr.i-/
done to remember a person or people who have died: Hundreds of people came to Professor Conner's memorial service. The memorial garden is dedicated to those who died in the accident.
Translations of “memorial”
in Spanish monumento conmemorativo…
in French monument…
in German das Denkmal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紀念物, 紀念碑…
in Russian мемориал, памятник…
in Turkish anıt, abide…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纪念物, 纪念碑…
in Polish pomnik…
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