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ornamentation

[awr-nuh-men-tey-shuh n, ‐muh n‐]
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noun
  1. the act of ornamenting.
  2. the state of being ornamented.
  3. something with which a thing is ornamented; embellishment.
  4. ornaments collectively.
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Origin of ornamentation

First recorded in 1850–1855
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n.

1839, noun of action from ornament (v.).

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