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celebration

[ sel-uh-brey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsɛl əˈbreɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of celebrating: We want to do something special in celebration of Amy’s great new job.
a party or other festive event for celebrating something: Don’t you think the birthday celebrations for preschoolers in this neighborhood are a bit over the top?

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Origin of celebration

First recorded in 1480–90; from Latin celebrātiōn- (stem of celebrātiō ) “large gathering, widespread use, celebration (of a festival)”; see celebrate, -ion
in·ter·cel·e·bra·tion, nounnon·cel·e·bra·tion, nounpre·cel·e·bra·tion, nounre·cel·e·bra·tion, noun
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