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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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