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Definition of commemoration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

commemoration

 noun
noun
NAmE//kəˌmɛməˈreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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an action, or a ceremony, etc. that makes people remember and show respect for an important person or event in the past a commemoration service a statue in commemoration of a national hero Protests and commemorations took place in several cities on the anniversary of the uprising.
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