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English definition of “landmark”

landmark

noun [C] (STAGE)    /ˈlænd.mɑːk/ US  /-mɑːrk/
C2 an important stage in something's development : The invention of the silicon chip was a landmark in the history of the computer . In a landmark case / decision , the governor pardoned a woman convicted of killing her husband , who had physically abused her.Stages and phasesTurning points and deciding moments
(Definition of landmark noun (STAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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