commemoration


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com·mem·o·ra·tion

 (kə-mĕm′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of honoring the memory of or serving as a memorial to someone or something.
2. Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.

commemoration

(kəˌmɛməˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of commemorating
2. a ceremony or service in memory of a person or event
comˌmemoˈrational adj

com•mem•o•ra•tion

(kəˌmɛm əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of commemorating.
2. a service, celebration, etc., in memory of some person or event.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
com•mem`o•ra′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commemoration - a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or somethingcommemoration - a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
2.commemoration - a recognition of meritorious servicecommemoration - a recognition of meritorious service
epitaph - a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
festschrift - a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar
credit, recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"

commemoration

noun
1. ceremony, tribute, memorial service, testimonial A special commemoration for her will be held next week.
2. remembrance, honour, tribute a march in commemoration of Malcolm X

commemoration

noun
1. The act of observing a day or an event with ceremonies:
2. Something, as a structure or custom, serving to honor or keep alive a memory:
Translations
إحْياء ذِكْرى، احْتِفال بِذِكْرى
památkavzpomínková slavnost
jubilæumsfestmindehøjtidelighed
megemlékezés
minningarathöfn
spomienková slávnosť
anma

commemoration

[kəˌmeməˈreɪʃən]
A. Nconmemoración f
in commemoration ofen conmemoración de
B. CPD [service, ceremony] → de conmemoración

commemoration

[kəˌmɛməˈreɪʃən] n [event, anniversary] → commémoration f

commemoration

nGedenken nt; in commemoration ofzum Gedenken an (+acc)

commemoration

[kəˌmɛməˈreɪʃn] ncommemorazione f
in commemoration of → in memoria di

commemorate

(kəˈmeməreit) verb
1. (of people) to honour the memory of (someone) by a solemn celebration. Once a year we commemorate his death in action by visiting his widow.
2. (of things) to serve as a memorial to (someone or something). This inscription commemorates those who died.
comˈmemorative (-tiv) adjective
comˌmemorˈation noun
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No sound louder than a stifled sob had been heard among them, nor had even a limb been moved throughout that long and painful period, except to perform the simple and touching offerings that were made, from time to time, in commemoration of the dead.
Oration at Plymouth, December 22, 1802, in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims.
Let it be, then, our present occupation to inquire and endeavor to ascertain the causes first put in operation at the period of our commemoration, and already productive of such magnificent effects; to examine with reiterated care and minute attention the characters of those men who gave the first impulse to a new series of events in the history of the world; to applaud and emulate those qualities of their minds which we shall find deserving of our admiration; to recognize with candor those features which forbid approbation or even require censure, and, finally, to lay alike their frailties and their perfections to our own hearts, either as warning or as example.
In commemoration of what event, however, or in honour of what distinguished personage, the feast was to be given, altogether passed my comprehension.
On this occasion, the feast was especially plentiful and expensive, in commemoration not only of the arrival of the Midsummer holidays, but of the coming freedom of Miss Ladd's two leading young ladies.
either needs no commemoration or cannot be commemorated.
It was the anniversary of that happy day on which the Church of England as by law established, had bestowed Mrs Kenwigs upon Mr Kenwigs; and in grateful commemoration of the same, Mrs Kenwigs had invited a few select friends to cards and a supper in the first floor, and had put on a new gown to receive them in: which gown, being of a flaming colour and made upon a juvenile principle, was so successful that Mr Kenwigs said the eight years of matrimony and the five children seemed all a dream, and Mrs Kenwigs younger and more blooming than on the very first Sunday he had kept company with her.
Banks, in commemoration of his disastrous excursion, which proved fatal to two men of his party, and nearly so to Dr.
Yes, there's a meeting of the Society of Amateurs today in commemoration of the jubilee of Svintitch," said Katavasov in answer to Levin's inquiry.
Not surprisingly, the mainstream media mostly ignored the other eighteen speakers at this year's commemoration ceremonies and focused on the controversy surrounding Abu-Jamal's speech.
Since 1986, the two have positioned their projects within the vocabulary of documentary and Neue Sachlichkeit photography while critiquing the legacies of both; investigating the tensions between word and image, they continually turn for subject matter to the intersection of global tourism and the increasing desire for an aesthetic of historical commemoration.
INDIANAPOLIS -- As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The American Legion honored veterans of that war today during the organization's 94th National Convention in Indianapolis.