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    Memorial plaque

    Hello,

    Near our house there is a memorial plaque with names of a family killed by S.S. at the end of WWII. The spot where one can find it is not in the city but among fields. Could anybody help me to describe a memorial plaque of the kind I am talking about in one word?

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    Re: Memorial plaque

    No.

    It is simply not possible to convey even part of that information in just one word.

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    Re: Memorial plaque

    Memorial plaques are usually on the outside wall of a building. Your post suggests that the plaque itself is in some fields. That's unusual. Is it, in fact, the site of the murder which is in a field outside the city but the plaque itself is on a building in the city?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Memorial plaque

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Memorial plaques are usually on the outside wall of a building. Your post suggests that the plaque itself is in some fields. That's unusual. Is it, in fact, the site of the murder which is in a field outside the city but the plaque itself is on a building in the city.

    Unusual? I do not think so; but you are right that the plaque is on the spot where the people were killed.
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    Re: Memorial plaque

    So is the plaque on the ground, in the grass?

    THESE are the kind of plaques I was imagining.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Memorial plaque

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    So is the plaque on the ground, in the grass?

    THESE are the kind of plaques I was imagining.

    The plaque in question is in the grass and looks exactly like the one on the picture.

    http://www.imgup.cz/image/onU
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    Re: Memorial plaque

    Ah, so it's very similar to a gravestone even though it's not actually at the site of the grave(s).

    I can't think of any phrase except the one you already used "memorial plaque". As Piscean said, there's no way to fit all the other information you want to convey into one word or, in this case, even into two words.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Memorial plaque

    You could use memorial as a single word, but you'd just be losing accuracy. I can't think of a single word that would convey the intended meaning more accurately than a phrase.

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