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"decoration" in British English

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decorationnoun

uk   /ˌdek.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌdek.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • 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 decorations
B2 [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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(Definition of decoration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decoration" in American English

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decorationnoun

us   /ˌdek·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
  • 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.
(Definition of decoration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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