Definition of commemorative in English:


Line breaks: com|mem¦ora|tive
Pronunciation: /kəˈmɛm(ə)rətɪv


  • Acting as a memorial of an event or person.
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    • She expects the completed memorial to have a commemorative plaque engraved with the names of the deceased.
    • Instead, large commemorative war memorials tried to address the enormity of the loss.
    • The 1500 students were joined by war veterans and special commemorative plaque was unveiled.
    memorial, remembrance, celebratory, celebrative; in remembrance of …, in memory of …, in honour of …


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  • An object such as a stamp or coin made to mark an event or honour a person.
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    • There are two types of postage stamps: definitives and commemoratives.
    • All commemoratives, except Christmas stamps, issued between 1898 and 1998 are included in the study.
    • Children attending the game receive commemoratives.

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