commemorative

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adjective com·mem·o·ra·tive \ kə-ˈmem-rə-tiv , -ˈme-mə- ; -ˈme-mə-ˌrā-tiv \

Definition of commemorative

:intended as a commemoration; especially :issued in limited quantities for a limited time to honor or feature someone or something
  • a commemorative stamp

commemorative

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commemoratively

adverb

Examples of commemorative in a Sentence

  1. commemorative stamps for the stars of American popular music

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First Known Use of commemorative

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COMMEMORATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

commemorative

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Definition of commemorative for English Language Learners

  • : intended to honor an important event or person from the past



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