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Definition of memorial noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a statue, stone, etc. that is built in order to remind people of an important past event or of a famous person who has died a war memorial (= in memory of soldiers who died in a war) memorial to somebody/something a memorial to victims of the Holocaust
  2. 2[singular] memorial to somebody/something a thing that will continue to remind people of someone or something The painting will be a lasting memorial to a remarkable woman.
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