commemoration

[kuh-mem-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of commemorating.
2.
a service, celebration, etc., in memory of some person or event.
3.
a memorial.
4.
(in many Christian churches) a special service or prayer for commemorating the lesser feast on days on which two feasts of unequal rank are celebrated.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin commemorātiōn- (stem of commemorātiō), equivalent to commemorāt(us) (see commemorate) + -iōn- -ion

commemorational, adjective
noncommemoration, noun
noncommemorational, adjective
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commemoration (kəˌmɛməˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of commemorating
2.  a ceremony or service in memory of a person or event
 
commemorational
 
adj

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commemoration
late 14c., from O.Fr. commemoration, from L. commemorationem, from commemorare "to call to mind," from com- intens. prefix + memorare "to remind," from memor "mindful of" (see memory).
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Example sentences
The more realistic the image, the better the commemoration of the dead.
It was the first nationwide commemoration of the war.
Browse articles and find information on commemoration events.
For a long time local people resisted attempts at commemoration.
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