Definition of memorial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈmɔːriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈmɔːriəl//
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[only before noun] created or done in order to remember somebody who has died a memorial statue/plaque/prize The memorial service will be held at a local church. the John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin memoriale ‘record, memory, monument’, from Latin memorialis ‘serving as a reminder’, from memoria ‘memory’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: memorial