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decoration

[dek-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
something used for decorating; adornment; embellishment:
The gymnasium was adorned with posters and crepe-paper decorations for the dance.
2.
the act of decorating.
4.
a badge, medal, etc., conferred and worn as a mark of honor:
a decoration for bravery.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Late Latin decorātiōn- (stem of decorātiō) an ornament. See decorate, -ion
Related forms
nondecoration, noun
overdecoration, noun
redecoration, noun
superdecoration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overdecoration

decoration

/ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃən/
noun
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 and History for overdecoration
decoration
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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