monumental

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

monumental (comparative more monumental, superlative most monumental)

  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.
    • 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 171: 
      Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.
    "a monumental task"

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Etymology[edit]

From monument (monument) +‎ -al, from French monumental, from Medieval Latin monumentalis, from Latin monumentum (reminder, monument).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /monuməntaːl/, [monumənˈtˢæːˀl]

Adjective[edit]

monumental (neuter monumentalt, definite and plural monumentale)

  1. monumental (large, grand and imposing)

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

monumental m (feminine monumentale, masculine plural monumentaux, feminine plural monumentales)

  1. monumental

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

monumental m, f (plural monumentales)

  1. monumental

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