something used for decorating; adornment; embellishment: The gymnasium was adorned with posters and crepe-paper decorations for the dance.
the act of decorating.
a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor: a decoration for bravery.

1575–85; < Late Latin decorātiōn- (stem of decorātiō) an ornament. See decorate, -ion

nondecoration, noun
overdecoration, noun
redecoration, noun
superdecoration, noun Unabridged
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decoration (ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃən)
1.  an addition that renders something more attractive or ornate; adornment
2.  the act, process, or art of decorating
3.  a medal, badge, etc, conferred as a mark of honour

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Word Origin & History

1580s, "action of decorating," from L.L. decorationem, noun of action from decorare (see decorate). Meaning "that which decorates" is from 1670s. As "a badge or medal worn as a mark of honor," it is attested from 1816 (often in plural, decorations).
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Example sentences
For a simple but elegant holiday decoration, trim a trellis or two with
  evergreens and twinkling lights.
And there is this: a seaman's roughly made wooden trunk, perhaps four feet
  long, its exterior without significant decoration.
As with the cookies, you can have fun with fondant-these folks sure did-but the
  decoration doesn't have to be elaborate.
The project's critics complained that taxpayer money was being wasted on
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