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decoration

dec·o·ra·tion

decoration

 
 
pronunciation:
de k reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of decorating.
I gave careful thought to the decoration of my bedroom.
similar words:
embroidery, flourish
definition 2: something used to decorate or to make something else more beautiful.
For decorations, I will have posters and velvet pillows.
 
synonyms:
ornament
similar words:
flourish, knickknack, spangle, tinsel, trim
definition 3: a medal, badge, or ribbon given as a sign of honor.
The soldier wore his decorations proudly.
synonyms:
badge, honor, laurels, medal
similar words:
award, distinction, ribbon
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The word decoration contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).