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landmark

noun land·mark \-ˌmärk\

: an object or structure on land that is easy to see and recognize

: a building or place that was important in history

: a very important event or achievement

Full Definition of LANDMARK

1
:  an object (as a stone or tree) that marks the boundary of land
2
a :  a conspicuous object on land that marks a locality
b :  an anatomical structure used as a point of orientation in locating other structures
3
:  an event or development that marks a turning point or a stage
4
:  a structure (as a building) of unusual historical and usually aesthetic interest; especially :  one that is officially designated and set aside for preservation
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Examples of LANDMARK

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous landmark in San Francisco.
  2. The battlefield is a national historical landmark.
  3. The moon landing is a landmark in space exploration.
  4. The decision was a landmark in legal history.

First Known Use of LANDMARK

before 12th century

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LANDMARK Defined for Kids

landmark

noun land·mark \ˈland-ˌmärk\

Definition of LANDMARK for Kids

1
:  something (as a building, a large tree, or a statue) that is easy to see and can help a person find the way to a place near it
2
:  a building of historical importance
3
:  a very important event or achievement <The case was a landmark in legal history.>
Medical Dictionary

landmark

noun land·mark \-ˌmärk\

Medical Definition of LANDMARK

1
:  an anatomical structure used as a point of orientation in locating other structures (as in surgical procedures)
2
:  a point on the body or skeleton from which anthropological measurements are taken

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