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

 me·mo·ri·al /məˈmoriəl, ˈmɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·mo·ri·al a.
 1. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.
 There high in air, memorial of my name,
 Fix the smooth oar, and bid me live to fame.   --Pope.
 2. Contained in memory; as, a memorial possession.
 3. Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
    This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be expressed by the memorial word ASH.   --Skeat.
 Memorial Day. See Memorial Day in the vocabulary.  Also called {Decoration Day}. [U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·mo·ri·al, n.
 1. Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.
    Churches have names; some as memorials of peace, some of wisdom, some in memory of the Trinity itself.   --Hooker.
 2. A memorandum; a record. [Obs. or R.]
 3. A written representation of facts, addressed to the government, or to some branch of it, or to a society, etc., -- often accompanied with a petition.
 4. Memory; remembrance. [Obs.]
    Precious is the memorial of the just.   --Evelyn.
 5. Diplomacy A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a recognition of meritorious service [syn: commemoration,
      2: a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a
         petition to an authority
      3: a structure erected to commemorate persons or events [syn: monument]