landmark Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"landmark" in British English

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landmarknoun [C]

uk   /ˈlænd.mɑːk/  us   /-mɑːrk/

landmark noun [C] (OBJECT)

C1 a ​building or ​place that is ​easilyrecognized, ​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 ​importantstage in something's ​development: The ​invention of the ​siliconchip was a landmark in the ​history of the ​computer. In a landmark case/​decision, the ​governorpardoned a woman ​convicted of ​killing her ​husband, who had ​physicallyabused her.
(Definition of landmark from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"landmark" in American English

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landmarknoun [C]

 us   /ˈlændˌmɑrk/

landmark noun [C] (PLACE)

a ​building or ​place that is ​easilyrecognized, esp. one that you can use to ​judge where you are: I couldn’t ​pick out any ​familiar landmarks in the ​dark and got ​completelylost. A landmark is also a ​building or other ​structure that is ​consideredespeciallyimportant as an ​example of ​itstype: a landmark ​skyscraper

landmark noun [C] (STAGE)

an ​importantstage in the development of something: The ​invention of the ​siliconchip is a landmark in the ​history of ​technology.
(Definition of landmark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"landmark" in Business English

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landmarknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlændmɑːk/
an important ​stage in the ​development of something: a landmark in sth The ​deal is a landmark in the company's rapid ​internationalexpansion.a landmark deal/decision/settlement The landmark ​dealsecures 6,000 ​jobs and ​ends more than a week of ​protests and ​strikes.
(Definition of landmark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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