decoration

[ dek-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɛk əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

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.

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Origin of decoration

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

OTHER WORDS FROM decoration

non·dec·o·ra·tion, nouno·ver·dec·o·ra·tion, nounre·dec·o·ra·tion, nounsu·per·dec·o·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decoration

decoration
/ (ˌdɛkəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

an addition that renders something more attractive or ornate; adornment
the act, process, or art of decorating
a medal, badge, etc, conferred as a mark of honour
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