commemorative

[kuh-mem-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to commemorate: a commemorative monument; a commemorative dinner.
2.
(of a coin, medal, or postage stamp) issued to commemorate a historical event, to honor the memory of a personage, etc.
noun
3.
anything that commemorates.

Origin:
1605–15; commemorat(ion) + -ive

commemoratively, adverb
commemorativeness, noun
noncommemorative, adjective
noncommemoratively, adverb
uncommemorative, adjective
uncommemoratively, adverb
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commemorate (kəˈmɛməˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to honour or keep alive the memory of
 
[C16: from Latin commemorāre be mindful of, from com- (intensive) + memorāre to remind, from memor mindful]
 
com'memorative
 
adj
 
com'memoratory
 
adj
 
com'memoratively
 
adv
 
com'memorator
 
n

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commemorative
1610s, from commemorate + -ive. As a noun meaning "means of commemoration" it is recorded from 1630s; short for "commemorative postage stamp" is 20c.
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Example sentences
In fact, the team left a commemorative plaque requesting that the site be left
  undisturbed as a memorial to the dead.
Every museum and gallery seems to be holding some sort of commemorative event.
Thousands are expected to attend commemorative events in the territory.
There should be a commemorative plaque on the restaurant's wall.
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