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monument

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɑn·jə·mənt/
an object, esp. large and made of stone, built to remember and show respect for a person or group of people, or a special place made for this purpose: While in Washington, D.C., we visited a number of historical monuments. fig. The annual arts festival is a monument to (= is a result of) her vision and hard work.
Translations of “monument”
in Arabic أثَر, نُصُب تِذْكاري…
in Korean (역사적)건축물, 기념물…
in Malaysian monumen…
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 Vietnamese tượng đài…
in Spanish monumento…
in Portuguese monumento…
in Thai อนุสาวรีย์…
in German das Denkmal…
in Catalan monument…
in Japanese 遺跡, 記念碑(塔)…
in Indonesian monumen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纪念碑, 纪念馆…
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