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English definition of “monument”

monument

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɒnjəmənt/
REMEMBER B2 a building or other structure that is built to make people remember an event in history or a famous person: a national monument They built the statue as a monument to all the soldiers who died.Gravestones and monumentsRemembering people who have diedBuildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafes
OLD PLACE B1 an old building or place that is important in history: an ancient monumentHistoryBuildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafes
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