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decoration

noun uk   /ˌdek.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us  

decoration noun (MAKE ATTRACTIVE)

B2 [C or U] the activity of making something look more attractive by putting things on it or around it, or something that you use to do this: He's good at cake decoration. Christmas/party/table/cake decorationsB2 [U] mainly UK ( US usually redecoration) the activity of covering the walls or other surfaces of rooms or buildings with paint or paper: This place is badly in need of decoration.
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decoration noun (HONOUR)

[C] a medal given to someone and worn as an honour: The Victoria Cross and George Cross are British decorations for bravery.
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