[ kuh-mem-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
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  1. serving to commemorate: a commemorative monument; a commemorative dinner.

  2. (of a coin, medal, or postage stamp) issued to commemorate a historical event, to honor the memory of a personage, etc.

  1. anything that commemorates.

Origin of commemorative

First recorded in 1605–15; commemorat(ion) + -ive

Other words from commemorative

  • com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb
  • com·mem·o·ra·tive·ness, noun
  • non·com·mem·o·ra·tive, adjective
  • non·com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·com·mem·o·ra·tive, adjective
  • un·com·mem·o·ra·tive·ly, adverb

Words Nearby commemorative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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