noun Date: 1706 1. something that ornaments ; embellishment 2. the act or process of ornamenting ; the state of being ornamented

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  • Ornamentation — Or na*men*ta tion, n. 1. The act or art of ornamenting, or the state of being ornamented. [1913 Webster] 2. That which ornaments. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 3. The ornaments embellishing an object, collectively; as, each room of the palace had a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ornamentation — index bombast, motif Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ornamentation — 1839, noun of action from ORNAMENT (Cf. ornament) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ornamentation — [ôr΄nə men tā′shən] n. 1. an ornamenting or being ornamented 2. ornaments collectively; decoration …   English World dictionary

  • ornamentation — /awr neuh men tay sheuhn, meuhn /, n. 1. the act of ornamenting. 2. the state of being ornamented. 3. something with which a thing is ornamented; embellishment. 4. ornaments collectively. [1850 1855] * * * I In architecture, applied embellishment …   Universalium

  • ornamentation — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)nəmente͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Decorations and patterns can be referred to as ornamentation. [FORMAL] The chairs were comfortable, functional and free of ornamentation. Syn: decoration …   English dictionary

  • ornamentation — or|na|men|ta|tion [ˌo:nəmenˈteıʃən US ˌo:r ] n [U] decoration on an object that makes it look attractive ▪ a bronze plate with gold ornamentation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ornamentation — noun (U) decoration: the Victorian love of ornamentation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ornamentation — ornament ► NOUN 1) an object designed to add beauty to something. 2) decorative items collectively; decoration. 3) (ornaments) Music embellishments made to a melody. DERIVATIVES ornamentation noun. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • ornamentation — frills, flaps, tags and other extensions of fins and the body of a fish used in concealing the body from predators or in reproductive behaviour …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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