Meaning of commemoration

com•mem•o•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (ku-mem"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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