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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·mem·o·ra·tion /kəˌmɛməˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mem·o·ra·tion n.
 1. The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration designed to honor the memory of some person or event.
    This sacrament was designed to be a standing commemoration of the death and passion of our Lord.   --Abp. Tillotson.
    The commonwealth which . . . chooses the most flagrant act of murderous regicide treason for a feast of eternal commemoration.   --Burke.
 2. Whatever serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial.
 Commemoration day, at the University of Oxford, Eng., an annual observance or ceremony in honor of the benefactors of the University, at which time honorary degrees are conferred.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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