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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Objects valued for their connection with historical events, culture, or entertainment.
  • noun plural Events or experiences worthy of remembrance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a record of things worth remembering

Etymologies

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

[Latin memorābilia, neuter pl. of memorābilis, memorable; see memorable.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Since 1800–1810, borrowing from Latin memorābilia ("things to be remembered"), the neuter plural of the word memorābilis ("memorable").

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