Meaning of “memorial” in the English Dictionary

"memorial" in British English

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memorialnoun [ C ]

uk /məˈmɔː.ri.əl/ us /məˈmɔːr.i.əl/

C2 an object, often large and made of stone, that 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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memorialadjective [ before noun ]

uk /məˈmɔː.ri.əl/ us /məˈmɔːr.i.əl/

(Definition of “memorial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"memorial" in American English

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memorialnoun [ C ]

us /məˈmɔr·i·əl, -ˈmoʊr-/

an object made in order to honor a person or event:

The statue is a memorial to those who died in the war.

A memorial service is an event held to remember a person who has died.

(Definition of “memorial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)