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Monument vs. Relic

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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.
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Relic

In religion, a relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial. Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Shamanism, and many other religions.
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Monument

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
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Relic

An object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest
A museum of railway relics
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Monument

A structure, such as a building or sculpture, erected as a memorial.
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Relic

Something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared
"Corporal punishment was a relic of barbarism" (Cyril Connolly).
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Monument

An inscribed marker placed at a grave; a tombstone.
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Relic

Something cherished for its age or historic interest.
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Monument

Something venerated for its enduring historic significance or association with a notable past person or thing
The architectural monuments of ancient Rome.
Traditions that are monuments to an earlier era.
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Relic

An object kept for its association with the past; a memento.
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Monument

An outstanding enduring achievement
A translation that is a monument of scholarship.
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Relic

An object of religious veneration, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of a saint.
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Monument

An exceptional example
"Thousands of them wrote texts, some of them monuments of dullness" (Robert L. Heilbroner).
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Relic

Or relics A corpse; remains.
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Monument

An object, such as a post or stone, fixed in the ground so as to mark a boundary or position.
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Relic

That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion.
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Monument

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.
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Relic

Something old and outdated, possibly kept for sentimental reasons.
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Monument

An important site owned by the community as a whole.
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Relic

(religion) A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.
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Monument

An exceptional or proud achievement.
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Relic

To cause (an object) to appear old or worn, to distress.
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Monument

An important burial vault or tomb.
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Relic

That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.
The relics of lost innocence.
The fragments, scraps, the bits and greasy relics.
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Monument

Any grave marker.
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Relic

The body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; - usually in the plural when referring to the whole body.
There are very few treasuries of relics in Italy that have not a tooth or a bone of this saint.
Thy relics, Rowe, to this fair urn we trust,And sacred place by Dryden's awful dust.
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Monument

A legal document.
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Relic

Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.
The pearls were spilt;Some lost, some stolen, some as relics kept.
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Monument

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

An antiquity that has survived from the distant past
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Monument

A pile of stones left by a prospector to claim ownership of ore etc. found in a mine.
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Relic

Something of sentimental value
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Monument

(surveying) A natural or artificial object used as a reference point.
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Monument

A surviving record.
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Monument

(transitive) To mark or memorialize with a monument.
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Monument

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.
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Monument

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.
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Monument

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

A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days.
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Monument

A structure erected to commemorate persons or events
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Monument

An important site that is marked and preserved as public property
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Monument

A burial vault (usually for some famous person)
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