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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.

memorial

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.
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