Definition of Ornamentation

1. Noun. The state of being ornamented.

Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Ornament



2. Noun. Something used to beautify.

3. Noun. The act of adding extraneous decorations to something.
Exact synonyms: Embellishment
Generic synonyms: Decoration
Derivative terms: Embellish, Ornament

Definition of Ornamentation

1. n. The act or art of ornamenting, or the state of being ornamented.

Definition of Ornamentation

1. Noun. Decoration, adornment or embellishment. ¹

2. Noun. The act or process of decorating etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ornamentation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ornamentation

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Literary usage of Ornamentation

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1. The Beginnings of Art by Ernst Grosse (1897)
"Our concern is obviously only with those functions of ornamentation which it performs as ornamentation—that is, as decorative art ; and, since we know that ..."

2. The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin (1873)
"ARABIAN ornamentation. I do not mean what I have here said of the inventive power of the Arab to be understood as in the least applying to the detestable ..."

3. The Book, Its History and Development by Cyril Davenport (1908)
"But this is generally taken for granted, and now when we speak of the binding of a book we normally mean only the outside ornamentation. ..."

4. Good Will, Trade-marks and Unfair Trading by Edward Sidney Rogers (1914)
"PROTECTING THE ornamentation OF THE ARTICLE From protecting the form of enclosures and containers, the step to the protection of the ..."

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