commemoration

noun com·mem·o·ra·tion \ kə-ˌme-mə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of commemoration

1 :the act of commemorating
2 :something that commemorates

Examples of commemoration in a Sentence

  1. Several well-known celebrities attended the commemoration.

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First Known Use of commemoration

14th century



COMMEMORATION Defined for English Language Learners

commemoration

noun

Definition of commemoration for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a special ceremony) that is intended to honor an important event or person from the past


COMMEMORATION Defined for Kids

commemoration

noun com·mem·o·ra·tion \ kə-ˌme-mə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of commemoration for Students

1 :the act of commemorating
2 :something (as a ceremony) that commemorates


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