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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decorative  \Dec"o*ra*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]coratif.] 
  Suited  to  decorate  or  embellish;  adorning.  -- 
  {Dec"o*ra*tive*ness},  n. 
 
  {Decorative  art},  fine  art  which  has  for  its  end 
  ornamentation,  rather  than  the  representation  of  objects 
  or  events. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decorative 
  adj  :  serving  an  esthetic  rather  than  a  useful  purpose;  "cosmetic 
  fenders  on  cars";  "the  buildings  were  utilitarian 
  rather  than  decorative"  [syn:  {cosmetic},  {ornamental}] 
  adv  :  in  a  decorative  manner 




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