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decoration

noun
     
dec‧o‧ra‧tion S3
1 [countable usually plural] something pretty that you put onto something else in order to make it more attractive:
Christmas decorations
cake decorations
2 [uncountable] the style in which something is decorated:
He is an expert on Islamic decoration.
for decoration
a box with paper flowers glued to it for decoration
3 [uncountable] British English when you paint or put special paper on the inside walls, ceiling etc of a house or building
4 [countable] something such as a medal that is given to someone as an official sign of honour

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