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Definition of "commemoration" []

  • The act of honoring the memory of or serving as a memorial to someone or something. (noun)
  • Something that honors or preserves the memory of another. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commemoration" in a sentence
  • "North Dakota native Chris Breitling produced a documentary while he was a film student -- the film, Zap Revisited, is now available for the first time on DVD in commemoration of the 40th anniversary."
  • "Each year the commemoration is held in a different part of Germany to symbolize the nation's unity."
  • "“Yes, in commemoration of this old method of transport.”"