Definition of commemoration in English:


Line breaks: com|mem¦or|ation
Pronunciation: /kəmɛməˈreɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The action or fact of commemorating a dead person or past event: local martyrs received public commemoration the window was ordered by the duchess in commemoration of her son
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    • On Saturday last he planted a willow tree in commemoration of the event, surrounded by his friends.
    • The event is held annually in commemoration of the founding of the Organization of the African Unity.
    • In commemoration of the event a 20 Baht coin has been struck.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A ceremony or celebration in which a person or event is remembered: commemorations of wartime anniversaries
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    • Recent days have seen a series of commemorations of defining events in the past century of Bulgarian history.
    • Each year since 1796, commemorations of the key events are organised in Ireland.
    • Limited editions are frequently produced, often based around special events and commemorations.


late Middle English: from Latin commemoratio(n-), from the verb commemorare 'bring to remembrance' (see commemorate).

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