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English definition of “monument”

monument

noun [C]    /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.
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