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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decorative \Dec"o*ra*tive\ (d[e^]k"[-o]*r[.a]*t[i^]v or d[e^]k"[-o]*r[asl]*t[i^]v), adjective [Cf. F. d['e]coratif.] Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning. -- {Dec"o*ra*tive*ness}, noun

{Decorative art}, fine art which has for its end ornamentation, rather than the representation of objects or events.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative" [syn: {cosmetic}, {decorative}, {ornamental}]

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