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Definition 1: an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken - [noun denoting body]

(landmark is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of landmark ) a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken

(landmark belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

"he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

Definition 2: a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land - [noun denoting communication]

(landmark is a kind of ...) an indicator that orients you generally

"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

(... is a kind of landmark ) an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab

Definition 3: an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend - [noun denoting event]

Samples where landmark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations

Synonyms for landmark in the sense of this definition

(landmark is a kind of ...) an event that occurs at a critical time

"at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave" "it was needed only on special occasions"

(... is a kind of landmark ) (Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain and eventual death

(... is a kind of landmark ) a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)

Definition 4: the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape - [noun denoting location]

Samples where landmark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the church steeple provided a convenient landmark

(landmark is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

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