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monumental adj
1 relating or belonging to or serving as a monument; "the use of the arch in monumental architecture"; "monumental sculptures"
2 of outstanding significance; "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"
3 imposing in size or bulk or solidity; "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale" [syn: massive, monolithic]

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  1. in the manner of a monument.
  2. large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.
  3. Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete
    "a monumental task"


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