AskDefine | Define commemoration

Dictionary Definition



1 a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something [syn: memorialization, memorialisation]
2 a recognition of meritorious service [syn: memorial, remembrance]

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From commemoration (French: commémoration), from commemorationem, verb commemorare.


  1. The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration designed to honor the memory of some person or event.
  2. Whatever serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial.


Extensive Definition

Commemoration may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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