Definitions for elaborationɪˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lab•o•ra•tionɪˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of elaborating.

  2. the state of being elaborated; elaborateness.

  3. something that is elaborated.

Origin of elaboration:

1570–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amplification, elaboration(noun)

    addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

    "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the sketch followed"

  2. refinement, elaboration(noun)

    the result of improving something

    "he described a refinement of this technique"

  3. expansion, enlargement, elaboration(noun)

    a discussion that provides additional information

  4. elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy, involution(noun)

    marked by elaborately complex detail

  5. elaboration, working out(noun)

    developing in intricate and painstaking detail

Wiktionary

  1. elaboration(Noun)

    The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.

  2. elaboration(Noun)

    The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.

  3. elaboration(Noun)

    Setting up a hierarchy of calculated constants in a language such as Ada so that the values of one or more of them determine others further down in the hierarchy.

  4. elaboration(Noun)

    The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elaboration(noun)

    the act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement

  2. Elaboration(noun)

    the natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues


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