national monument

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of national monument

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

Examples of national monument in a Sentence

  1. the Statue of Liberty National Monument

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First Known Use of national monument

1879

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Definition of national monument for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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