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Other Decoration Definition

[n] the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
[n] something used to beautify
[n] an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Misc. Definitions

\Dec`o*ra"tion\, n. [LL. decoratio: cf. F. d['e]coration.]
1. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.
2. That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament. The hall was celebrated for . . . the richness of its decoration. --Motley.
3. Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc. {Decoration Day}, a day, May 30, appointed for decorating with flowers the graves of the Union soldiers and sailors, who fell in the Civil War in the United States; Memorial Day. [U.S.]

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