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Definition of monument noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1monument (to somebody/something) a building, column, statue, etc. built to remind people of a famous person or event A monument to him was erected in Washington, D.C.
  2. 2a building that has special historical importance an ancient monument
  3. 3monument to something a thing that remains as a good example of someone's qualities or of what they did These recordings are a monument to his talent as a pianist.
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