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Monument vs. Memorial

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Monumentnoun

A structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration.

‘There is a monument on the town green to the soldiers who died in World War I.’;

Memorialnoun

A structure, such as a monument, intended to celebrate the memory of a person or event.

Monumentnoun

An important site owned by the community as a whole.

Memorialnoun

A service of remembrance or commemoration.

Monumentnoun

An exceptional or proud achievement.

Memorialnoun

(legal) a statement of facts set out in the form of a petition to a person in authority, a court or tribunal, a government, etc.

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Monumentnoun

An important burial vault or tomb.

Memorialadjective

Serving as a remembrance of someone or something; commemorative.

‘a memorial building’;

Monumentnoun

A legal document.

Memorialadjective

Contained in the memory.

‘a memorial possession’;

Monumentnoun

A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).

Memorialadjective

Mnemonic; assisting the memory.

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Monumentnoun

Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.

‘Of ancient British artA pleasing monument.’; ‘Our bruised arms hung up for monuments.’;

Memorialadjective

Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.

‘There high in air, memorial of my name,Fix the smooth oar, and bid me live to fame.’;

Monumentnoun

A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.

‘On your family's old monumentHang mournful epitaphs, and do all ritesThat appertain unto a burial.’;

Memorialadjective

Contained in memory; as, a memorial possession.

Monumentnoun

A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.

Memorialadjective

Mnemonic; assisting the memory.

‘This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be expressed by the memorial word ASH.’;

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Monumentnoun

A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.

‘Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days.’;

Memorialnoun

Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.

‘Churches have names; some as memorials of peace, some of wisdom, some in memory of the Trinity itself.’;

Monumentnoun

a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

Memorialnoun

A memorandum; a record.

Monumentnoun

an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

Memorialnoun

A written representation of facts, addressed to the government, or to some branch of it, or to a society, etc., - often accompanied with a petition.

Monumentnoun

a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Memorialnoun

Memory; remembrance.

‘Precious is the memorial of the just.’;

Monumentnoun

a statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a notable person or event

‘a monument to Magellan is in the main square of the city’; ‘a simple stone monument marked the nearby crash site’;

Memorialnoun

A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.

Monumentnoun

a statue or other structure placed over a grave in memory of the dead

‘a handsome monument of granite is placed over the grave’;

Memorialnoun

a recognition of meritorious service

Monumentnoun

a building, structure, or site that is of historical importance or interest

‘the amphitheatre is one of the many Greek monuments in Sicily’;

Memorialnoun

a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

Monumentnoun

an enduring and memorable example of something

‘recordings that are a monument to the art of playing the piano’;

Memorialnoun

a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

Monument

A monument is a type of structure that was explicitly created to commemorate a person or event, or which has become relevant to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, due to its artistic, historical, political, technical or architectural importance. Some of the first monuments were dolmens or menhirs, megalithic constructions built for religious or funerary purposes.

Memorialnoun

a statue or structure established to remind people of a person or event

‘a memorial to General Robert E. Lee’;

Memorialnoun

intended to commemorate someone or something

‘a memorial service in the dead man's honour’;

Memorialnoun

a statement of facts, especially as the basis of a petition

‘the Council sent a strongly worded memorial to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’;

Memorialnoun

a record or memoir

‘Mrs Carlyle's Letters and Memorials’;

Memorial

A memorial is an object which serves as a focus for the memory or the commemoration of something, usually an influential, deceased person or a historical, tragic event. Popular forms of memorials include landmark objects or works of art such as sculptures, statues or fountains and parks.

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