decoration

dec`o*ra"tion

(dk`*r"shn), n. [LL. decoratio: cf. F. dcoration.] 1. The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.
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2. That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.
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The hall was celebrated for . . . the richness of its decoration.
Motley.
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3. Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.
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