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national monument

noun

Simple Definition of national monument

  • : a place (such as an old building or an area of land) that is owned and protected by a national government because of its natural beauty or its importance to history or science

Full Definition of national monument

  1. :  a place of historic, scenic, or scientific interest set aside for preservation usually by presidential proclamation

Examples of national monument

  1. the Statue of Liberty National Monument



1879

First Known Use of national monument

1879


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