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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Objects valued for their connection with historical events, culture, or entertainment: posters, publicity photographs, and other movie memorabilia.
  • n.pl. Events or experiences worthy of remembrance: a book containing the memorabilia of a life in the theater.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Objects that are connected to or remind their owner of past events.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Things remarkable and worthy of remembrance or record; also, the record of them.
  • n.pl. Mementos of past events; souvenirs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Things remarkable and worthy of remembrance or record.
  • Things that serve to recall something to memory; things associated with some person, place, or thing that is held in remembrance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a record of things worth remembering

Etymologies

Latin memorābilia, neuter pl. of memorābilis, memorable; see memorable.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Since 1800–1810, borrowing from Latin memorābilia ("things to be remembered"), the neuter plural of the word memorābilis ("memorable"). (Wiktionary)

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