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Meaning of memorial

me•mo•ri•al

Pronunciation: (mu-môr'ē-ul, -mōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. something designed to preserve the memory of a person, event, etc., as a monument or a holiday.
  2. a written statement of facts presented to a sovereign, a legislative body, etc., as the ground of, or expressed in the form of, a petition or remonstrance.
—adj.
  1. preserving the memory of a person or thing; commemorative: memorial services.
  2. of or pertaining to the memory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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