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Definition of decoration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a thing that makes something look more attractive on special occasions Christmas decorations a table decoration
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a pattern, etc. that is added to something and that stops it from being plain the elaborate decoration on the carved wooden door
  3. 3[uncountable] the style in which something is decorated a Chinese theme in the interior decoration
  4. 4[countable] a medal that is given to someone as an honor His jacket was heavy with military decorations.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: decoration

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