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decoration

noun  /ˌdek·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  

decoration noun (ATTRACTIVE THING)

[C/U] something added to an object or place to make it look more attractive; the act of doing this: [C] The molding has a floral decoration carved into it. [U] Some women wear barrettes as decoration.

decoration noun (HONOR)

[C] a medal, badge, etc. that is given to a person to reward them; an official honor: He received the country’s highest decoration for bravery.
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