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monument

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɒn.jʊ.mənt/ us    /ˈmɑːn-/
B2 a structure or building that is built to honour a special person or event: In the square in front of the hotel stands a monument to all the people killed in the war.ancient/historic monument B1 an old building or place that is an important part of a country's history: Parts of the Berlin wall are being allowed to stand as historic monuments.
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in Korean (역사적)건축물, 기념물…
in Arabic أثَر, نُصُب تِذْكاري…
in French monument…
in Turkish âbide, anıt, tarihi yapı/eser…
in Italian monumento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紀念碑, 紀念館…
in Russian памятник, исторический памятник…
in Polish pomnik, zabytek…
in Spanish monumento…
in Portuguese monumento…
in German das Denkmal…
in Catalan monument…
in Japanese 遺跡, 記念碑(塔)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纪念碑, 纪念馆…
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